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According to Wikipedia: 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 evolution due to natural selection that 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 the Indonesian archipelago into two distinct parts, ...

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According to Wikipedia: 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 evolution due to natural selection that 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 the Indonesian archipelago into two distinct parts, one in which animals closely related to those of Australia are common, and one in which the species are largely of Asian origin. He was considered the 19th century's leading expert on the geographical distribution of animal species and is sometimes called the "father of biogeography". Wallace was one of the leading evolutionary thinkers of the 19th century and made a number of other contributions to the development of evolutionary theory besides being co-discoverer of natural selection. These included the concept of warning colouration in animals, and the Wallace effect, a hypothesis on how natural selection could contribute to speciation by encouraging the development of barriers against hybridization.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781455405848
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 12/3/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 919,362
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
Pt. I The Dispersal of Organisms: Its Phenomena, Laws, and Causes
Ch. I Introductory 3
Ch. II The Elementary Facts of Distribution 12
Ch. III Classification of the Facts of Distribution - Zoological Regions 30
Ch. IV Evolution the Key to Distribution 53
Ch. V The Powers of Dispersal of Animals and Plants 68
Ch. VI Geographical and Geological Changes: The Permanence of Continents 79
Ch. VII Changes of Climate Which Have Influenced the Dispersal of Organisms: The Glacial Epoch 101
Ch. VIII The Causes of Glacial Epochs 119
Ch. IX Ancient Glacial Epochs, and Mild Climates in the Arctic Regions 161
Ch. X The Earth's Age, and the Rate of Development of Animals and Plants 200
Pt. II Insular Faunas and Floras
Ch. XI The Classification of Islands 229
Ch. XII Oceanic Islands - The Azores and Bermuda 234
Ch. XIII The Galapagos Islands 261
Ch. XIV St. Helena 276
Ch. XV The Sandwich Islands 293
Ch. XVI Continental Islands of Recent Origin: Great Britain 307
Ch. XVII Borneo and Java 342
Ch. XVIII Japan and Formosa 357
Ch. XIX Ancient Continental Islands: The Madagascar Group 376
Ch. XX Anomalous Islands: Celebes 413
Ch. XXI Anomalous Islands: New Zealand 434
Ch. XXII The Flora of New Zealand: Its Affinities and Probable Origin 449
Ch. XXIII On the Arctic Element in South Temperate Floras 469
Ch. XXIV Summary and Conclusion 490
Index 507
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