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Wallace, Alfred Russel 1823-1913

Works: 1,157 works in 3,765 publications in 6 languages and 49,378 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Miscellanea  Maps  Catalogs and collections 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Author of introduction, Recipient
Classifications: QH31.W2, B
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The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
183 editions published between 1869 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,882 libraries worldwide
"Wallace (1823-1913) travelled extensively in the Malay Archipelago, he conducted scientific studies of the region's animal life, which to his deelopment of a theory of natural selection. His book is a magnificent combination of interesting sketches of travel and vivid pictures of natural history of the Indo-Malay islands, The Timor, Celebes ad Papuan group, and the Moluccas. Wallace's 'Malay Archipelago is regarded as the most celebrated of all writings on Indonesia and ranks with a small handful of other works as one of nineteenth century's best scientific travel books"--Howgego II, p. 625 (supplied by dealer)
Darwinism; an exposition of the theory of natural selection, with some of its applications by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
93 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
This late 19th-century historical work is an analysis of the theories of Charles Darwin and how they apply to science
Island life, or, the phenomena and causes of insular faunas and floras : including a revision and attempted solution of the problem of geological climates by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
76 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and held by 1,068 libraries worldwide
Wallace's Island Life is one of the foundation works of zoogeography. It focused on the detailed problems of animal dispersal and speciation. Like Darwin, Wallace classified islands as either oceanic (no previous connection to a land mass) or continental (previously connected to a land mass). He considered the means by which each class of island might become colonized, the types of animals most likely to perform the necessary migrations, and the conditions-such as major climactic or geologic change-under which the migrations might have been made. Wallace was the first to use the new knowledge of Pleistocene ice ages to explain certain phenomena of animal distribution, and in Island Life he speculated about the possible causes of glaciation. He was one of the few 19th-century scientists to realize that astronomical causes alone would not suffice, but had to be combined with a corresponding elevation in the northern land mass -- Abe books website
The geographical distribution of animals. With a study of the relations of living and extinct faunas as elucidating the past changes of the earth's surface by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
56 editions published between 1876 and 2000 in English and held by 964 libraries worldwide
"Wallace, together with Darwin was the founder of modern evolutionary theory, and when Darwin received Wallace's paper of 1858 (a year before the publication of the Origin of Species), he wrote to Lyell "All my originality, whatever it may amount to, will be smashed"."I never saw a more striking coincidence.Your words (referring to Lyell's earlier warnings that Darwin might be anticipated) have come true with a vengeance." In 1858 Wallace was already preparing an announcement of an importent zoogeographical discovery, which proposed a boundary line dividing the archipelago of Indo-Malayan and Australian zoological regions. The culmination of Wallace's approach was achieved in his monumental two-volume "The geographical Distribution." and it is a pioneer-work in zoogeography."--Abebooks website
Evolution by natural selection by Charles Darwin( Book )
31 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Charles darwin's sketch of 1842; Charle darwin's essay of 1844; On the evidence favourable and opposed to the view that species are naturally formed races, descended from common stocks; On the tendency of species to form varieties; and on the perpetuation of varieties and species by natural means of selection
Biologist philosopher; a study of the life and writings of Alfred Russel Wallace by Wilma B George( Book )
4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 587 libraries worldwide
Infinite tropics : an Alfred Russel Wallace anthology by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Contributions to the theory of natural selection : a series of essays by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
61 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) is regarded as the co-discoverer with Darwin of the theory of evolution. It was an essay which Wallace sent in 1858 to Darwin (to whom he had dedicated his most famous book, The Malay Archipelago) which impelled Darwin to publish an article on his own long-pondered theory simultaneously with that of Wallace. As a travelling naturalist and collector in the Far East and South America, Wallace already inclined towards the Lamarckian theory of transmutation of species, and his own researches convinced him of the reality of evolution. On the publication of On the Origin of Species, Wallace became one of its most prominent advocates. This second, corrected, edition (1871) of a series of essays published in book form in 1870, shows the development of his thinking about evolution, and emphasises his admiration for, and support of, Darwin's work
Natural selection and tropical nature; essays on descriptive and theoretical biology by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
37 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
This work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1895 and it is now republished with a brand new introductory biography. 'Natural Selection and Tropical Nature Essays on Descriptive and Theoretical Biology' is a collection of essays that detail Wallace's observations of various bird species and outlines some of his ideas relating to evolutionary theory
Man's place in the universe; a study of the results of scientific research in relation to the unity or plurality of worlds by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
60 editions published between 1903 and 2005 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
The world of life; a manifestation of creative power, directive mind and ultimate purpose by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
56 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
In his 1910 preface Alfred Russel Wallace writes that his book, subtitled "A manifestation of ceative power, directive mind and ultimate purpose," is a half-century of thought on evolution, covering plant life, geological formations, natural selection and, finally (going a step further than Darwin), the idea that evolution might suggest that the universe had a purpose or a "Life Principle"--The ultimate purpose of that life-development being Man
The wonderful century : its successes and its failures by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
50 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Social environment and moral progress by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
24 editions published between 1913 and 2016 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
"Before entering on the question of the relation of morality to our existing social environment, it will be advisable to inquire what we mean by moral progress, and what evidence there is that any such progress has occurred in recent times, or even within the period of well-established history. The belief was once prevalent, and is still held by many persons, that a knowledge of right and wrong is inherent or instinctive in everyone, and that the immoral person may be justly punished for such wrongdoing as he commits. But that this cannot be wholly, if at all, true is shown by the fact that in different societies and at different periods the standard of right and wrong changes considerably. We are obliged to conclude, therefore, that what is commonly termed morality is not wholly due to any inherent perception of what is right or wrong conduct, but that it is to some extent and often very largely a matter of convention, varying at different times and places in accordance with the degree and kind of social development which has been attained often under different and even divergent conditions of existence. The actual morality of a community is largely a product of the environment, but it is local and temporary, not permanently affecting the character. To bring together the evidence in support of this view, to distinguish between what is permanent and inherited and what is superficial and not inherited, and to trace out some of the consequences as regards what we term "morality" is the purpose of the present volume"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Darwin, Wallace, and the theory of natural selection; including the Linnean Society papers by Bert James Loewenberg( Book )
10 editions published between 1957 and 1959 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
"Commemorate[s] the centennial of the meeting of the Linnean Society, July 1, 1858, and the paper of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace which were read there."
Tropical nature, and other essays by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
41 editions published between 1878 and 2016 in English and German and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Sometimes referred to as 'the grand old man of science', Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was a naturalist, evolutionary theorist, and friend of Charles Darwin. In this study of tropical flora and fauna, he takes the reader on a tour of the equatorial forest belt - the almost continuous band of forest that stretches around the world between the tropics. There, chameleon-like caterpillars alter the colours of their cocoons, parasitical trees override their hosts with spectacular aerial root systems, and some of the most pressing questions of Victorian evolutionary science arise: how do animals and plants come to be brightly coloured? Can their adaptations provide clues about past geological eras? And was Darwin wholly correct in his theory of sexual selection? First published in 1878, Wallace's book is a skilfully written reflection of contemporary naturalism, still highly readable and relevant to students in the history of science
Is Mars habitable? : a critical examination of Professor Percival Lowell's book "Mars and its canals," with an alternative explanation by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
28 editions published between 1907 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 libraries worldwide
This work offers a critical examination of Percival Lowell's book Mars and Its Canals and gives an alternative explanation for the canals' appearance
The annotated Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
45 editions published between 1869 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 250 libraries worldwide
There is a wealth of detail about pre-modern life in the Indonesian archipelago which Wallace accumulated on over 60 separate journeys spanning some 14,000 miles. He was equally fascinated by the exotic peoples, flora and fauna he encountered in his epic travels. His basic thesis stands to this day: that two separate biological zones border these islands, separated by the deep-water channel now known as the Wallace Line, running between Bali and Lombok, which only a relative handful of species have crossed. This book remains one of the great classics of natural history and travel a century and a half after it was first published
Natural curiosities by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Reflecting their owner's taste and serving as an impressive exhibition space for visitors, cabinets of curiosities were a place of interest in the houses of the wealthy in the 16th and 17th centuries. Displaying rare vegetable and animal species and fossils, these cabinets were always dedicated to science and knowledge. By collecting uncommon and beautiful objects in nature, rich noblemen were able to build a microcosm expressing the diversity of God's creation
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Άλφρεντ Ράσελ Γουάλας
Алфред Расел Волес
Алфред Ръсел Уолъс
Альфред Рассел Воллес
Альфред Рассел Уоллес
Альфрэд Расэл Уолес
Валлас, Альфред Россель 1823-1913
Воллес, Альфред Рассел 1823-1913
Воллэс, Альфред Руссель 1823-1913
Уаллес А. Р
Уаллес А. Р. 1823-1913
Уоллес А. Р
Уоллес. А. Р. 1823-1913
Уоллес, Альфред Р 1823-1913
Уоллес, Альфред Рассел 1823-1913
Уоллес, Альфред Рассел британский натуралист
Уоллэс Р. А
Уоллэс Р. А. 1823-1913
Уоллэсъ, Альфредъ Руссель 1823-1913
Уэллас, Альфред Руссель 1823-1913
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אלפרד ראסל וולאס סופר בריטי
ألفرد راسل والاس
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월리스, 앨프리드 러셀 1823-1913
ウォレス, A. R.
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