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Wallace, Alfred Russel 1823-1913

Works: 906 works in 3,110 publications in 13 languages and 44,311 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Recipient
Classifications: QH31.W2, 575.0162
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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 )
138 editions published between 1869 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,829 libraries worldwide
CLASSIC TRAVEL WRITING. Of all the extraordinary Victorian travelogues, The Malay Archipelago has a fair claim to be the greatest - both as a beautiful, alarming, vivid and gripping account of some eight years' travel across the entire Malay world - from Singapore to the western edges of New Guinea - and as the record of a great mind. As Wallace, often under conditions of terrible hardship and sickness, battles through jungles, lives with headhunters, and collects beetles, butterflies and birds-of-paradise, he makes discoveries about the workings of biology that have shaped our view of the world ever since
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 )
98 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,260 libraries worldwide
"As the co-formulator with Charles Darwin of the theory of biological evolution via natural selection naturalists Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) argued that plant and animal species develop throughout organic history. Wallace focused special attention on the diversity of tropical life forms and became acutely aware of the adaptive relationship between each species and its particular environment, an ongoing relationship that is necessary for survival reproduction. After amassing empirical evidence from the Malay Archipelago, Wallace wrote Island Life (1881) in order to document the dynamic relationship between organisms and their climatic habitats. Anticipating our present concern with both endangered species and vanishing environments, Wallace's ecological studies helped substantiate the fact of evolution. This book is an excellent example of long-term research and the far-reaching insights such scientific projects hold for understanding and appreciating the evolving life on Earth."--Jacket
Darwinism; an exposition of the theory of natural selection, with some of its applications by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
104 editions published between 1889 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,104 libraries worldwide
This late 19th-century historical work is an analysis of the theories of Charles Darwin and how they apply to science
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 )
64 editions published between 1876 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
Evolution by natural selection by Charles Darwin( Book )
26 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 622 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 )
3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
Contributions to the theory of natural selection : a series of essays by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
67 editions published between 1870 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 558 libraries worldwide
Infinite tropics : an Alfred Russel Wallace anthology by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 551 libraries worldwide
The wonderful century : its successes and its failures by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
95 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 528 libraries worldwide
Natural selection and tropical nature : essays on descriptive and theoretical biology by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
28 editions published between 1891 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 libraries worldwide
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 )
61 editions published between 1903 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 481 libraries worldwide
The world of life; a manifestation of creative power, directive mind and ultimate purpose by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
61 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 446 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
Darwin, Wallace, and the theory of natural selection; including the Linnean Society papers by Bert James Loewenberg( Book )
9 editions published between 1957 and 1959 in English and held by 353 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."
Social environment and moral progress by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
19 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 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)
Tropical nature, and other essays by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
40 editions published between 1878 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 340 libraries worldwide
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 )
19 editions published between 1907 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Ma lai qun dao zi ran kao cha ji : hong mao xing xing yu tian tang niao zhi di by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
64 editions published between 1869 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 230 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
My life; a record of events and opinions by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
34 editions published between 1905 and 2011 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Alfred Russel Wallace britischer Zoologe
Alfred Russel Wallace Brits wiskundige
Alfred Russel Wallace britský biológ
Alfred Russel Wallace brytyjski biolog
Alfred Russel Wallace naturalista gallese
Alfrēds Rasels Volless
Alfredus Russel Wallace
Ěōllēs, A. Ṛ. 1823-1913
Russel Wallace, Alfred 1823-1913
Uoles, Alfred 1823-1913
Uollès, A. R.
Uolles, Al'fred R.
Uolles, Alʹfred Resselʹ 1823-1913
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Wallace, A. R. 1823-1913
Wallace, A. R. (Alfred Russel), 1823-1913.
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Wallace, Alfred R. (Alfred Russel), 1823-1913
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Wallace, Alfred Russel 1823-1917
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Wallace, Alfredo de Russell 1823-1913
Wallace, Alfredo Rusell 1823-1913
Άλφρεντ Ράσελ Γουάλας
Алфред Расел Волес
Алфред Ръсел Уолъс
Альфред Рассел Воллес
Альфрэд Расэл Уолес
Валлас, Альфред Россель 1823-1913
Воллес, Альфред Рассел 1823-1913
Воллэс, Альфред Руссель 1823-1913
Уоллес, Альфред Р 1823-1913
Уоллес, Альфред Рассел 1823-1913
Уоллес, Альфред Рассел британский натуралист
Уоллэсъ, Альфредъ Руссель 1823-1913
Уэллас, Альфред Руссель 1823-1913
אלפרד ראסל וולאס
ألفرد راسل والاس
अलफ्रेड रसेल वालेस
आल्फ्रेड रसेल वॉलेस
আলফ্রেড রাসেল ওয়ালেস
ஆல்ஃவிரடு அரசல் வாலேசு
ആൽഫ്രഡ് റസ്സൽ വാലസ്
อัลเฟรด รัสเซล วอลเลซ
ალფრედ რასელ უოლესი
앨프리드 러셀 월리스
ウォーレス, アルフレッド・R
ウォレス, アルフレッド・ラッセル
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