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    The Malay Archipelago (Paperback) By (author) Wallace Alfred Russel

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    DescriptionOf all the extraordinary Victorian travelogues, The Malay Archipelago has a fair claim to be the greatest - both as a beautiful, alarming, vivid and gripping account of some eight years' travel across the entire Malay world - from Singapore to the western edges of New Guinea - and as the record of a great mind. As Wallace, often under conditions of terrible hardship and sickness, battles through jungles, lives with headhunters, and collects beetles, butterflies and birds-of-paradise, he makes discoveries about the workings of biology that have shaped our view of the world ever since.


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    Title
    The Malay Archipelago
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wallace Alfred Russel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 736
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 52 mm
    Weight: 762 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141394404
    ISBN 10: 0141394404
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMM
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMN
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FMM, 1FMN
    DC23: 915.9804223
    Thema V1.0: WTLC
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    30 October 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was one of the most important and likeable British scientists of the 19th century. A field researcher of genius, he spent many years in Brazil and southeast Asia, identifying many new species and, independently of Darwin, before developing - in parallel to Darwin - the theory of evolution through natural selection. He effectively created the whole field of 'bio-geography', with the great split between Eurasian and Australasian flora and fauna, which runs through the Malay archipelago, now named the Wallace Line. His research on warning colouration and speciation continues to shape modern research.
    Review quote
    One of the most adventurous, observant and honourable scientists of his time -- Sir David Attenborough