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My life : a record of events and opinions. Volume 1

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Cambridge library collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer and biologist, best remembered as the co-discoverer, with Darwin, of natural selection. His extensive fieldwork and advocacy of the theory of evolution led to him being considered one of the nineteenth century's foremost biologists. He was later moved by a variety of personal experiences to examine the concept of spirituality, but his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Alfred Russel Wallace
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Russel Wallace
ISBN: 9780511996931 0511996934 9781108029582 1108029582
OCLC Number: 889956818
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Apr 2014).
Description: 1 online resource (504 pages)
Contents: Preface; 1. My relatives and ancestors; 2. Usk: my earliest memories; 3. Hertford: the home of my boyhood; 4. Hertford: my school life; 5. Hertford: my home life; 6. London workers, secularists and Owenites; 7. Bedfordshire: surveying; 8. Bedfordshire: Turvey; 9. Bedfordshire: Silsoe and Leighton Buzzard; 10. Kington and Radnorshire; 11. Brecknockshire; 12. Shropshire and Jack Mytton; 13. Glamorganshire: Neath; 14. First literary efforts; 15. Remarks on my character at twenty-one; 16. London and Leicester; 17. Residence at Neath; 18. The journey to the Amazon; 19. 'In memoriam'; 20. In London, and voyage to Singapore; 21. The Malay archipelago - Singapore, Malacca, Borneo; 22. Celebres, the Moluccas, New Guinea, Timor, Java, and Sumatra; 23. Life in London, 1862-1871 - scientific and literary work; 24. Home life - my friends and acquaintances - Sir Charles Lyell.
Series Title: Cambridge library collection.
Responsibility: Alfred Russel Wallace.

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Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer and biologist, best remembered as the co-discoverer, with Darwin, of natural selection. He was also a social activist,  Read more...

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