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Island Life; Or, The Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras
     

Island Life; Or, The Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras

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by Alfred Russel Wallace
 

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Alfred Russel Wallace (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist. He is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection; his paper on the subject was jointly published with some of Charles Darwin’s writings in 1858.

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Alfred Russel Wallace (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist. He is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection; his paper on the subject was jointly published with some of Charles Darwin’s writings in 1858.

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ISBN-13:
9781531223557
Publisher:
Dossier Press
Publication date:
02/22/2016
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NOOK Book
File size:
892 KB

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Island Life: Or, the Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In a hidden ice cave a few herbs grow warmed by the sunlight coming through the ice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wallace is as important as Darwin in evolution, but less famous. 'Island Life' is a great book in species distribution. not never an introduction. If you want a book of introduction, you can try Edward Wilson's 'The Diversity of Life' or David Quammen's 'The song of the Dodo'. The former half of the book is the theory of species distribution. Some are still useful and basic for now, but some are too old to be true. But the later half of case study is worthy of reading. There are many details in comparison of difference island. If you are major in biology or ecology, it is easy to read. But if not, I suggest you should read some introduction book first. The most interesting thing is that you can realize the nature world one century ago from this book. Some place are still natural and not damaged by human activities. This book is definitely a science study, not a general science. That's why I don't recommend it to everyone, but the naturalist.