The Malay Archipelago: Volume 2

The Malay Archipelago: Volume 2 : The Land of the Orang-Utan, and the Bird of Paradise. A Narrative of Travel, with Studies of Man and Nature

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Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was a British naturalist who is best remembered as the co-discoverer, with Darwin, of natural selection. His extensive fieldwork and advocacy of the theory of evolution led to him being considered one of the nineteenth century's foremost biologists. These volumes, first published in 1869, contain Wallace's acclaimed and highly influential account of extensive fieldwork he undertook in modern Indonesia, Malaysia and New Guinea between 1854 and 1862. Wallace describes his travels around the island groups, depicting the unusual animals and insects he encountered and providing ethnographic descriptions of the indigenous peoples. Wallace's analysis of biogeographic patterns in Indonesia (later termed the Wallace Line) profoundly influenced contemporary and later evolutionary and geological thought concerning both Indonesia and other areas of the world where similar patterns were found. Volume 2 covers the Molucca Islands and New more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 26 b/w illus. 5 maps
  • 1139927736
  • 9781139927734

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21. Ternate; 22. Gilolo; 23. Voyage to the Kaioa Islands and Batchian; 24. Batchian; 25. Ceram, Goram, and the Matabello Islands; 26. Bouru; 27. The natural history of the Moluccas; 28. Macassar to the Aru Islands in a native prau; 29. The Ke Islands; 30. The Aru Islands - residence in Dobbo; 31. The Aru Islands - journey and residence in the interior; 32. The Aru Islands - second residence in Dobbo; 33. The Aru Islands - physical geography and aspects of nature; 34. New Guinea - Dorey; 35. Voyage from Ceram to Waigiou; 36. Waigiou; 37. Voyage from Waigiou to Ternate; 38. The birds of paradise; 39. Natural history of the Papuan Islands; 40. The races of man in the Malay Archipelago; Appendix on crania and languages; more