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˜Theœ Heretic in Darwin's Court The Life of Alfred Russel Wallace

Author: Ross A Slotten
Publisher: New York Columbia University Press 2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During their lifetimes, Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin shared credit and fame for the independent and near-simultaneous discovery of natural selection. Together, the two men spearheaded one of the greatest intellectual revolutions in modern history, and their rivalry, usually amicable but occasionally acrimonious, forged modern evolutionary theory. Yet today, few people today know much about Wallace. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Biographie
Named Person: Alfred Russel Wallace
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ross A Slotten
ISBN: 9780231130110 0231130112 9780231503563 0231503563
OCLC Number: 1020270447
Accession No: (DE-599)HEB322931959 (OCoLC)1020270447
Notes: Description based upon print version of record
Awards: Winner of Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division Annual Awards Competition for Biography & Autobiography 2017
Description: 1 online resource (637 p.)
Contents: Introduction Origins of a Heretic The Struggle for Existence A Daring Plan Travels on the Amazon And the Rio Negro Disaster at Sea... and a Civilized Interlude The Malay Archipelago The Mechanism Revealed Beautiful Dreamer A Turn Toward the Unknowable The Olympian Heights and the Beginnings of the Fall Wallace and The Descent of Man The Descent of Wallace The War on Spiritualism Phoenix from the Ashes To the Land of Epidemic Delusions The New Nemesis Thoroughly Unpopular Causes Satisfaction, Retrospection, and Work A National Treasure Celebrated Biographical Index

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Explores the life and scientific contributions of Alfred Russel Wallace, Victorian traveler, scientist, spiritualist, and co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of natural selection. This biography also  Read more...

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