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 1 covers his childhood, his early social activism, and his expeditions to the Amazon and the Malay archipelago, which established his reputation.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
CHAPTER II
20
CHAPTER III
30
CHAPTER IV
46
CHAPTER V
63
CHAPTER VI
79
CHAPTER VII
106
TURVEY
118
CHAPTER XIV
199
CHAPTER XV
223
CHAPTER XVI
229
CHAPTER XVII
241
CHAPTER XVIII
264
CHAPTER XIX
289
CHAPTER XX
302
CHAPTER XXI
337

CHAPTER IX
129
KINGTON AND RADNORSHIRE
140
BRECKNOCKSHIRE
160
CHAPTER XII
175
CHAPTER XXIII
385
CHAPTER XXIV
409
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