The Malay Archipelago Vol I

The Malay Archipelago Vol I

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From 1854 to 1862 Russel traveled through the Malay, Singapore, and Indonesia. The book begins with a summary of Wallace's travels and the specimens he collected. Wallace describes the geography of the area including the volcanoes. The remainder of the book describes the people, their language, and ...more

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Alfred Russel Wallace, OM, FRS (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist. He is best known for independently proposing a theory of natural selection which prompted Charles Darwin to publish his own theory.

Wallace did extensive fieldwork, first in the Amazon River basin and then in the Malay Archipelago, where he identified the Wallace Line that divides Indonesia into two distinct parts, one in which animals closel