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My Life
A Record of Events and Opinions
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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108029605

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  • Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer and biologist, 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. He was later moved by a variety of personal experiences to examine the concept of spirituality, but his exploration into the potential for compatibility between spiritualism and natural selection alienated him from the scientific community. He was also a social activist, highly critical of unjust social and economic systems in nineteenth-century Britain, and one of the first prominent scientists to express concern over the environmental impact of human activity. He was a prolific writer on a wide range of topics, and this two-volume autobiography, published in 1905, shows the scope of his activities during his long life.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108029605
    • dimensions: 323 x 250 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.74kg
    • contains: 50 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. My relatives and ancestors
    2. Usk: my earliest memories
    3. Hertford: the home of my boyhood
    4. Hertford: my school life
    5. Hertford: my home life
    6. London workers, secularists and Owenites
    7. Bedfordshire: surveying
    8. Bedfordshire: Turvey
    9. Bedfordshire: Silsoe and Leighton Buzzard
    10. Kington and Radnorshire
    11. Brecknockshire
    12. Shropshire and Jack Mytton
    13. Glamorganshire: Neath
    14. First literary efforts
    15. Remarks on my character at twenty-one
    16. London and Leicester
    17. Residence at Neath
    18. The journey to the Amazon
    19. 'In memoriam'
    20. In London, and voyage to Singapore
    21. The Malay archipelago – Singapore, Malacca, Borneo
    22. Celebres, the Moluccas, New Guinea, Timor, Java, and Sumatra
    23. Life in London, 1862–1871 – scientific and literary work
    24. Home life – my friends and acquaintances – Sir Charles Lyell. Volume 2:
    25. My friends and acquaintances – Darwin
    26. My friends and acquaintances – Spencer, Huxley, Mivart, etc.
    27. My friends and acquaintances – Sir James Brooke, Professor Rolleston, Mr. Aug. Mongredien, Sir Richard Owen, Dr. Richard Spruce
    28. My friends and acquaintances – Dr. Purland, Mr. Samuel Butler, Professor Haughton
    29. Sketch of my life and work, 1871-1886
    30. An American lecture tour – Boston to Washington
    31. Lecturing tour in America – Washington to San Francisco
    32. Lecturing tour in America – California to Quebec
    33. Literary work, etc., 1887-1905
    34. Land nationalization to socialism, and the friends they brought me
    35. Mesmerism to Spiritualism – correspondence with scientific and literary men
    36. Two biological inquirers: an episode in the history of Spiritualism
    37. Spiritualistic experiences in England and America
    38. The anti-vaccination crusade
    39. A chapter on money matters – earnings and losses – speculations and law-suits
    40. My character – new ideas – predictions fulfilled
    Addendum
    Index.

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    Alfred Russel Wallace

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