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The Malay Archipelago

The Malay Archipelago
The Land of the Orang-Utan, and the Bird of Paradise. A Narrative of Travel, with Studies of Man and Nature
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108022835

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  • Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913) was a British naturalist who is 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 evolutionary theorists. These volumes, first published in 1869, contain Wallace's acclaimed and highly influential account of extensive fieldwork he undertook in modern Indonesia, Malaysia and New Guinea between 1854 and 1862. Wallace describes his travels around the island groups, describing the unusual animals and insects he encountered and providing ethnographic descriptions of the indigenous peoples. Wallace's analysis of biogeographic patterns in Indonesia (later termed the Wallace Line) profoundly influenced contemporary and later evolutionary and geologic thought concerning both Indonesia and other areas of the world where similar patterns were found.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108022835
    • dimensions: 322 x 252 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.7kg
    • contains: 54 b/w illus. 10 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Physical geography
    2. Singapore
    3. Malacca and Mount Ophir
    4. Borneo - the orang-utan
    5. Borneo - journey in the interior
    6. Borneo - the Dyaks
    7. Java
    8. Sumatra
    9. Natural history of the Indo-Malay islands
    10. Bali and Lombock
    11. Lombock - manners and customs
    12. How the rajah took the census
    13. Timor
    14. Natural history of the Timor Group
    15. Celebes - Macassar
    16. Celebes - Macassar
    17. Celebes - Menado
    18. Natural history of Celebes
    19. Banda
    20. Amboyna. Volume 2:
    21. Ternate
    22. Gilolo
    23. Voyage to the Kaioa Islands and Batchian
    24. Batchian
    25. Ceram, Goram, and the Matabello Islands
    26. Bouru
    27. The natural history of the Moluccas
    28. Macassar to the Aru Islands in a native prau
    29. The Ke Islands
    30. The Aru Islands - residence in Dobbo
    31. The Aru Islands - journey and residence in the interior
    32. The Aru Islands - second residence in Dobbo
    33. The Aru Islands - physical geography and aspects of nature
    34. New Guinea - Dorey
    35. Voyage from Ceram to Waigiou
    36. Waigiou
    37. Voyage from Waigiou to Ternate
    38. The birds of paradise
    39. Natural history of the Papuan Islands
    40. The races of man in the Malay Archipelago
    Appendix on crania and languages
    Index.

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    Alfred Russel Wallace

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