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Wallace, Alfred Russel 1823-1913

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Works: 940 works in 2,962 publications in 2 languages and 41,162 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Correspondent, 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 )
179 editions published between 1869 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,213 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
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 )
92 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,349 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."--BOOK JACKET
Darwinism; an exposition of the theory of natural selection, with some of its applications by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
81 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,236 libraries worldwide
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 )
45 editions published between 1876 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
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 629 libraries worldwide
Evolution by natural selection by Charles Darwin( Book )
23 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 624 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
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 )
54 editions published between 1903 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 libraries worldwide
Contributions to the theory of natural selection : a series of essays by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
58 editions published between 1870 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 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 Undetermined and held by 562 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 )
87 editions published between 1898 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 libraries worldwide
Infinite tropics : an Alfred Russel Wallace anthology by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
Natural selection and tropical nature : essays on descriptive and theoretical biology by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
26 editions published between 1891 and 2005 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
Social environment and moral progress by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
19 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 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 )
9 editions published between 1957 and 1959 in English and held by 364 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 )
14 editions published between 1878 and 2009 in English and German and held by 305 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 )
14 editions published between 1907 and 1983 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Australasia by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
23 editions published between 1879 and 1888 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Land nationalisation, its necessity and its aims; being a comparison of the system of landlord and tenant with that of occupying ownership in their influence on the well-being of the people by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )
67 editions published between 1880 and 1912 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ěōllēs, A. Ṛ. 1823-1913
Uoles, Alfred 1823-1913
Uollès, A. R.
Uolles, Al'fred R.
Uolles, Alʹfred Resselʹ 1823-1913
Wallace, .. 1823-1913
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Wallace, A. R.
Wallace, A. R. 1823-1913
Wallace, A. R. (Alfred Russel), 1823-1913
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Wallace, Alfred R. 1823-1913
Wallace, Alfred R. (Alfred Russel), 1823-1913
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Wallace, Alfred Russel 1823-1913
Wallace, Alfred Russel 1823-1917
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Wallace Alfred Russell 1823-1913
Wallace, Alfredo de Russell 1823-1913
Wallace, Alfredo Rusell 1823-1913
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
Уоллэсъ, Альфредъ Руссель 1823-1913
Уэллас, Альфред Руссель 1823-1913
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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