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78 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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2 v. fronts., illus., plates, ports., fold. maps, facsims. 24 cm.
Media & Microtext Center
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2 v. fronts., illus., plates, ports., fold. maps, facsims. 24 cm.
Media & Microtext Center
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x, 320 p. ports., maps. 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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1 online resource (xi, 283 pages) : illustrations.
"Alfred Russel Wallace- His Predecessors and Successors. Naturalists, Explorers and Field Scientists in South-east Asia and Australasia. An International Conference" will be the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of studies on Alfred Russel Wallace and other natural historians, past and present, as well as contemporary research on South-east Asian and Australasian biological diversity. The conference will bring together leading researchers including biologists, ecologists, zoologists, botanists, geologists, anthropologists, social scientists and others from around the world. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: history of biology, biodiversity, anthropology, geology, conservation, ecosystem management, environmental impact assessments, environmental law, environmental policies, landscape management and habitat restoration and management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319261591 20160704
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223 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Life Part 1: Childhood, surveying, tropical journeys and the species question
  • Life Part 2: Science, spiritualism, land and socialism
  • Field naturalist to scientific revolutionary: natural selection and the geography of life
  • Sexual selection: female choice and the evolution of beauty
  • Above or part of nature? Wallace versus Darwin on human evolution
  • Politics 1: Owenism, moral 'savages' and epping forest
  • Politics 2: Land nationalisation and socialism
  • Instead of a conclustion: some reflections on Wallace's legacy.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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190 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xix, 219 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
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, 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 "Wallace's Line", the boundary line separating the Asian and Australian zoological regions, Wallace's 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801867897 20160528
Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xi, 340 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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xii, 408 p., [26] leaves of plates : ill., facsims., ports. ; 20 cm.
Media & Microtext Center
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xx, 215 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
Book
xix, 193 p. illus. 23 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
x, 261 p. front., 4 plates (incl. port) map, table, diagr. 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xiii, 258 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction--Wallace's itinerary, October 1886 to August 1887--Beginnings: New York arrival, and the Boston area--Commitments: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and Baltimore--Final days in Boston--First days in Washington D.C.; New York lecture--Middle days in Washington D.C.--Canada: Niagara, Kingston, and Toronto--Final days in Washington D.C.--Westward, D.C. to Cincinnati--Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, and Kansas--Westward, Colorado to California; San Francisco and Stockton--Yosemite, Calveras, and final days in California--Eastward, California to Colorado--Final stops: Chicago, Michigan, Ontario, and Quebec--Notes--Appendices--1. Final words on America (from My Life)--2. List of lectures given in North America, 1886-87--3. Some published works ca. 1886-1887--4. List of, and mini-biographies for, identified persons--5. List of places seen/visited--6. List of plants seen/collected.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xi, 405 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports.
  • Introduction-- Great Expectations-- Empires of Steam-- Singapore-- Malacca and Borneo-- Testing the Waters-- Crossing the Line-- In Search of Paradise-- Struggle and Spice-- The Longest Day-- Darwin's Delay-- Crossing Back-- Counting Up.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814458795 20160612
"The facts of variability, of the struggle for existence, of adaptation to conditions, were notorious enough; but none of us had suspected that the road to the heart of the species problem lay through them, until Darwin and Wallace dispelled the darkness." T H Huxley (1887) Charles Darwin remains one of the most famous scientists in history. His life and work have been intensively investigated by historians for decades. In comparison, the other man to conceive of evolution by natural selection is comparatively forgotten - Alfred Russel Wallace. This book is based on the most thorough research programme ever conducted on Wallace. There are many surprises. As he travelled from island to island collecting vast numbers of exotic birds and insects, his ideas about species gradually evolved. This book reveals for the first time how Wallace solved one of the greatest mysteries of life on Earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814458795 20160612
Darwin is one of the most famous scientists in history. But he was not alone. Comparatively forgotten, Wallace independently discovered evolution by natural selection in Southeast Asia. This book is based on the most thorough research ever conducted on Wallace's voyage. Closely connected, but worlds apart, Darwin and Wallace's stories hold many surprises. Did Darwin really keep his theory a secret for twenty years? Did he plagiarise Wallace? Were their theories really the same? How did Wallace hit on the solution, and on which island? This book reveals for the first time the true story of Darwin, Wallace and the discovery that would change our understanding of life on Earth forever.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814458801 20160612
Book
331 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
viii, 602 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Origins of a Heretic The Struggle for Existence A Daring Plan Travels on the Amazon And the Rio Negro Disaster at Sea... and a Civilized Interlude The Malay Archipelago The Mechanism Revealed Beautiful Dreamer A Turn Toward the Unknowable The Olympian Heights and the Beginnings of the Fall Wallace and The Descent of Man The Descent of Wallace The War on Spiritualism Phoenix from the Ashes To the Land of Epidemic Delusions The New Nemesis Thoroughly Unpopular Causes Satisfaction, Retrospection, and Work A National Treasure Celebrated Biographical Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231130103 20160528
During their lifetimes, Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin shared credit and fame for the independent and near-simultaneous discovery of natural selection. Together, the two men spearheaded one of the greatest intellectual revolutions in modern history, and their rivalry, usually amicable but occasionally acrimonious, forged modern evolutionary theory. Yet today, few people today know much about Wallace. The Heretic in Darwin's Court explores the controversial life and scientific contributions of Alfred Russel Wallace -- Victorian traveler, scientist, spiritualist, and co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of natural selection. After examining his early years, the biography turns to Wallace's twelve years of often harrowing travels in the western and eastern tropics, which place him in the pantheon of the greatest explorer-naturalists of the nineteenth century. Tracing step-by-step his discovery of natural selection -- a piece of scientific detective work as revolutionary in its implications as the discovery of the structure of DNA -- the book then follows the remaining fifty years of Wallace's eccentric and entertaining life.In addition to his divergence from Darwin on two fundamental issues -- sexual selection and the origin of the human mind -- he pursued topics that most scientific figures of his day conspicuously avoided, including spiritualism, phrenology, mesmerism, environmentalism, and life on Mars. Although there may be disagreement about his conclusions, Wallace's intellectual investigations into the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe itself remain some of the most inspired scientific accomplishments in history. This authoritative biography casts new light on the life and work of Alfred Russel Wallace and the importance of his twenty-five-year relationship with Charles Darwin.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231130103 20160528
Green Library
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xx, 422 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Genesis and Revelation-- Prologue: The Psychology of Biography-- 1. Uncertain Beginnings-- 2. The Evolution of a Naturalist-- 3. Breaching the Walls of the Species Citadel-- 4. The Mystery of Mysteries Solved-- 5. A Gentlemanly Arrangement-- 6. Scientific Heresy and Ideological Murder-- 7. A Scientist Among the Spiritualists-- 8. Heretical Thoughts-- 9. Heretical Culture-- 10. Heretic Personality-- 11. The Last Great Victorian-- 12. The Life of Wallace and the Nature of History-- Epilogue: Psychobiography and the Science of History-- Appendix I: Endnotes-- Appendix II: Biography of Wallace's Archival Sources-- Appendix III: Biography of Wallace's Published Works-- Appendix IV: General Biography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195148305 20160528
In Darwin's Shadow is the gripping story of the heretical British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace who co-discovered natural selection independently of his more well-known contemporary Charles Darwin. Utilizing a number of never-before-used archival sources that bring to bear new interpretations of this most fascinating scientists, best-selling author Michael Shermer applies his training in both the history of science and psychology to reveal the life, science, and personality of Wallace to unravel the mystery of his scientific, quasi-scientific, and non-scientific ideas. Shermer's unique approach goes beyond narrative story-telling to analyse the science, culture, and ideas that lie beneath the life story, in a path-breaking approach to biography. Shermer presents the two major points of intersection and conflict between Wallace and Darwin, one so radical that Darwin accused his younger colleague of intellectual murder! Wallace has always appealed to lovers of travel and adventure stories, because that is the life he led: In Darwin's Shadow will also appeal to historians of science, readers of popular science, and fans of Shermer's previous books.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195148305 20160528
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource : color illustrations
This digital archive contains scans and transcripts of letters written and received by Wallace as well as a selection of other Wallace manuscripts.
Book
xiii, 284 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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