My Life: A Record of Events and Opinions

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Cambridge University Press, 16. juuni 2011 - 504 pages
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. This autobiography was first published in 1905. Volume 2 deals with his many eminent acquaintances, including Darwin and Huxley, his lecture tour in America, and his involvement with spiritualism and with social activism.
 

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Contents

My FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCESDARWIN
1
CHAPTER XXVI
23
CHAPTER XXVII
51
CHAPTER XXVIII
75
CHAPTER XXIX
90
CHAPTER XXX
107
CHAPTER XXXI
136
CHAPTER XXXII
171
CHAPTER XXXV
275
CHAPTER XXXVI
300
CHAPTER XXXVII
327
CHAPTER XXXVIII
351
A CHAPTER ON MONEY MATTERSEARNlNGS AND L0ssEs
360
CHAPTER XL
382
ADDENDUM CHAPTER XXXIIIA
401
INDEX
419

LITERARY WORK ETc 18871905
200
CHAPTER XXXIV
235

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