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" I begin to feel rather dissatisfied with a mere local collection ; little is to be learnt by it. I should like to take some one family to study thoroughly, principally with a view to the theory of the origin of species. By that means I am strongly of... "
My Life: A Record of Events and Opinions - Page 256
by Alfred Russel Wallace - 1905
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My life: a record of events and opinions, 1. köide

Alfred Russel Wallace - 1905
...studies any one branch of natural history, so that I am quite alone in this respect." My reference to Darwin's " Journal " and to Humboldt's " Personal...Physiophilosophy.' There is a review of it in the Atl1enaum. It contains some remarkable views on my favourite subject — the variations, arrangements,...
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The revolt of democracy

Alfred Russel Wallace, Sir James Marchant - 1913 - 82 lehte
...rather dissatisfied with a mere local collection ; little is to be learnt by it. I should like to take one family, to study thoroughly, principally with...opinion that some definite results might be arrived at." Eleven years later he gave to the world those " definite results " of his study in the theory of "...
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Alfred Russel Wallace; Letters and Reminiscences

Alfred Russel Wallace, Sir James Marchant - 1916 - 507 lehte
...which, therefore, are not propagated as distinct races." Again, writing about the same period, he adds: "I begin to feel rather dissatisfied with a mere local...that some definite results might be arrived at." And he further alludes 75 to "my favourite subject — the variations, arrangements, distribution, etc.,...
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Discovery: Or, The Spirit and Service of Science

Sir Richard Gregory - 1916 - 340 lehte
...wrote : I begin to feel rather dissatisfied with a mere local collection ; little is to be learnt from it. I should like to take some one family to study...opinion that some definite results might be arrived at. Dr. AE Wallace. While at Sarawak, in 1855, Wallace was still pondering over the problem, which was...
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The Alfred Russel Wallace Reader: A Selection of Writings from the Field

Alfred Russel Wallace - 2002 - 219 lehte
...described in a letter to Bates, "I begin to feel rather dissatisfied with a mere local collection. I should like to take some one family to study thoroughly,...opinion that some definite results might be arrived at." 3 Wallace Begins Surveying It was, I think, early in the summer of 1837 that I went with my brother...
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In Darwin's Shadow: The Life and Science of Alfred Russel Wallace: A ...

Michael Shermer - 2002 - 448 lehte
...dissatisfaction with "mere local" collections. "I should like to take some one family and study it thoroughly, principally with a view to the theory of the origin of species. I firmly believe that a full and careful study of the facts of nature will ultimately lead to a solution...
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An Elusive Victorian: The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace

Martin Fichman - 2010 - 416 lehte
...he was way beyond the mere phase of studying local collections. "I should like," Wallace asserted, "to take some one family to study thoroughly, principally...origin of species. By that means, I am strongly of [the] opinion that some definite results might be arrived at." Wallace concluded this letter, which...
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Victorian Animal Dreams: Representations of Animals in Victorian Literature ...

Deborah Denenholz Morse, Martin A. Danahay - 2007 - 281 lehte
...set out for the Amazon: After referring to a day spent in the insect-room at the British Museum ... and the overwhelming numbers of the beetles and butterflies...origin of species. By that means I am strongly of the opinion that some definite results might be arrived at." (M vol. 1, pp. 256-7) "Overwhelming numbers,"...
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Journal of Entomology and Zoology, 5. köide

1913
...dissatisfied with a mere local collection. I should like to take some one family to study thorouglily, principally with a view to the theory of the origin of species.' The two friends had often discussed schemes for going abroad to explore some virgin region, nor could...
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