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Where worlds collide : the Wallace line

Author: Penny Van Oosterzee
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like his friendly rival and fellow biologist Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace travelled the world collecting and studying species that were new to science. His legacy is the Wallace Line, a near-magical boundary which doesn't simply explain where animals live today but provides a key to their evolution. His idea has had a profound effect on all biological thinking to the present day. Penny van Oosterzee has
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Alfred Russel Wallace; Alfred Russel Wallace; Alfred Russel Wallace; Alfred Russel Wallace
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Van Oosterzee
ISBN: 0801484979 9780801484971
OCLC Number: 37179532
Notes: Previously published: Victoria : Reed, 1997.
Description: xiv, 234 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Penny Van Oosterzee.

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Like his friendly rival and fellow biologist Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace travelled the world collecting and studying species that were new to science. His legacy is the Wallace Line, a near-magical boundary which doesn't simply explain where animals live today but provides a key to their evolution. His idea has had a profound effect on all biological thinking to the present day. Penny van Oosterzee has written a remarkable book that follows Wallace's journeys through the islands of South East Asia, explaining his theory and how it has been interpreted by biologists since. She brings to life the excitement of his discoveries, and retraces his path as he gathered the evidence for his theory.

Where Worlds Collide is the fascinating story of a biologist's spectacular discovery that has deeply changed the way we view the world.

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