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    The Malay Archipelago (Stanfords Travel Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Alfred Russel Wallace

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    DescriptionAn intrepid explorer who earned his living by collecting bird skins, Wallace also catalogued the vast number of plant and animal species that inhabited this unique geographical area. In addition he includes numerous observations on the people, their languages, and ways of living and social organisation as well as geological insights into the nature and activity of volcanoes and the destructive force of nature. Colourful personal anecdotes based on experiences during his travels also pepper the text. First published in 1869, The Malay Archipelago provided some of the initial evidence of the modern theory of evolution. Discursive, captivating, occasionally offensive, but always wonderfully descriptive, it remains one of the most extensive works of natural history ever compiled. ABOUT STANFORDS TRAVEL CLASSICS Hailing from both sides of the Atlantic, the authors included are as diverse as Edith Wharton, Henry James, Ernest Shackleton and Alfred Russel Wallace. Every title has been reset in a contemporary typeface, and has been printed to a high-quality production specification, to create a series that every lover of fine travel literature will want to collect and keep

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    The Malay Archipelago
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alfred Russel Wallace
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 564
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 517 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906780319
    ISBN 10: 1906780315

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WN
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMM
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
    B&T General Subject: 800
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, TRV003000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FMM
    DC22: 915.980422
    Thema V1.0: WN, WTLC
    Edition statement
    John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    06 January 2011
    Publication City/Country