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Tropical Nature and Other Essays

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Darwin, Evolution and Genetics
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Russel Wallace
ISBN: 9781108053136 1108053130 9781139382076 1139382071
OCLC Number: 889960704
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Apr 2014).
Description: 1 online resource (380 pages)
Contents: Preface; 1. The climate and physical aspects of the equatorial zone; 2. Equatorial vegetation; 3. Animal life in the tropical forests; 4. Humming-birds: as illustrating the luxuriance of tropical nature; 5. The colours of animals and sexual selection; 6. The colours of plants and the origin of the colour-sense; 7. By-paths in the domain of biology; 8. The distribution of animals as indicating geographical changes; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge Library Collection - Darwin, Evolution and Genetics
Responsibility: Alfred Russel Wallace.

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In this investigation of tropical life, Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) explores in detail the features of the equatorial forest belt. First published in 1878, the book addresses some of the most  Read more...

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