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The Alfred Russel Wallace Reader: A Selection of Writings from the Field Alfred Russel Wallace

The Alfred Russel Wallace Reader: A Selection of Writings from the Field

Alfred Russel Wallace

Published November 15th 2001
ISBN : 9780801867811
Hardcover
219 pages
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Long overshadowed by his contemporaries Charles Darwin and Thomas H. Huxley, Alfred Russel Wallace was an English naturalist and pioneer evolutionist who researched biological diversity through extensive exploration and travel. Independent of Darwin,MoreLong overshadowed by his contemporaries Charles Darwin and Thomas H. Huxley, Alfred Russel Wallace was an English naturalist and pioneer evolutionist who researched biological diversity through extensive exploration and travel. Independent of Darwin, Wallace developed a theory of evolution through natural selection, which ultimately spurred Darwin to complete and publish his own Origin of Species. Famous for drawing Wallaces Line, the boundary line separating the Asian and Australian zoological regions, Wallaces studies of the distribution of plants and animals pioneered an evolutionary approach to global and island biogeography. This study reintroduces Wallace to a general readership beyond the cadre of scientists and historians familiar with his work.