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The Malay Archipelago

The Malay Archipelago PDF
Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher:
Release: 1872
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Category : Biogeography
Languages : un
Pages : 653
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The Malay Archipelago

by Alfred Russel Wallace, The Malay Archipelago Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Malay Archipelago books, "Wallace (1823-1913) travelled extensively in the Malay Archipelago, he conducted scientific studies of the region's animal life, which to his deelopment of a theory of natural selection. His book is a magnificent combination of interesting sketches of travel and vivid pictures of natural history of the Indo-Malay islands, The Timor, Celebes ad Papuan group, and the Moluccas. Wallace's 'Malay Archipelago is regarded as the most celebrated of all writings on Indonesia and ranks with a small handful of other works as one of nineteenth century's best scientific travel books"--Howgego II, p. 625 (supplied by dealer).



The Annotated Malay Archipelago By Alfred Russel Wallace

The Annotated Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace PDF
Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: NUS Press
Release: 2014-09-29
ISBN: 997169820X
Size: 20.45 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : un
Pages : 836
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The Annotated Malay Archipelago By Alfred Russel Wallace

by Alfred Russel Wallace, The Annotated Malay Archipelago By Alfred Russel Wallace Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Annotated Malay Archipelago By Alfred Russel Wallace books, Wallace's Malay Archipelago is a classic account of the travels of a Victorian naturalist through island Southeast Asia. It has been loved by readers ever since its publication in 1869. Despite numerous modern reprints with appreciative introductions, this is the first - and long overdue - annotated edition in English. This edition explains, updates and corrects the original text with an historical introduction and hundreds of explanatory notes. Wallace left hundreds of people, places, publications and species unidentified. He referred to most species only with the scientific name current at the time. Whenever available, the common names for species have been provided, and scientific names updated. The content of the book has never been thoroughly analysed and compared against other contemporary sources. It turns out that the book contains many errors. This includes not just incorrect dates and place names but some of the most remarkable anecdotes; for example, the dramatic claim that tigers "kill on an average a Chinaman every day" in Singapore or that a Dutch Governor General committed suicide by leaping from a waterfall on Celebes. By correcting the text of the Malay Archipelago against Wallace's letters and notebooks and other contemporary sources and by enriching it with modern identifications this edition reveals Wallace's work as never before.



The Malay Archipelago

The Malay Archipelago PDF
Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher:
Release: 1869
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Size: 26.66 MB
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Category : Ethnology
Languages : un
Pages : 524
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The Malay Archipelago

The Malay Archipelago PDF
Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
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Release: 2014-11-27
ISBN: 9780141394404
Size: 19.82 MB
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Category : Asia
Languages : un
Pages : 736
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The Malay Archipelago

by Alfred Russel Wallace, The Malay Archipelago Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Malay Archipelago books, CLASSIC TRAVEL WRITING. Of all the extraordinary Victorian travelogues, The Malay Archipelago has a fair claim to be the greatest - both as a beautiful, alarming, vivid and gripping account of some eight years' travel across the entire Malay world - from Singapore to the western edges of New Guinea - and as the record of a great mind. As Wallace, often under conditions of terrible hardship and sickness, battles through jungles, lives with headhunters, and collects beetles, butterflies and birds-of-paradise, he makes discoveries about the workings of biology that have shaped our view of the world ever since.



The Malay Archipelago

The Malay Archipelago PDF
Author: Wallace Alfred Russel
Publisher: Penguin Books
Release: 2016-05-26
ISBN: 9780241261873
Size: 59.46 MB
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Category : Ethnology
Languages : un
Pages : 752
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The Malay Archipelago

by Wallace Alfred Russel, The Malay Archipelago Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Malay Archipelago books, 'I slept very comfortably with half a dozen smoke-dried human skulls suspended over my head' The great Victorian scientist's heroic adventures across South-East Asia, from Singapore to the wilds of New Guinea, encountering head-hunters, jungles, birds of paradise and new discoveries that would change the world. A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.



The Malay Archipelago The Land Of The Orang Utan And The Bird Of Paradise A Narrative Of Travel With Studies Of Man And Nature Complete

The Malay Archipelago  The Land of the Orang utan and the Bird of Paradise  A Narrative of Travel with Studies of Man and Nature  Complete  PDF
Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN: 1465610758
Size: 77.97 MB
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Category : Ethnology
Languages : un
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The Malay Archipelago The Land Of The Orang Utan And The Bird Of Paradise A Narrative Of Travel With Studies Of Man And Nature Complete

by Alfred Russel Wallace, The Malay Archipelago The Land Of The Orang Utan And The Bird Of Paradise A Narrative Of Travel With Studies Of Man And Nature Complete Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Malay Archipelago The Land Of The Orang Utan And The Bird Of Paradise A Narrative Of Travel With Studies Of Man And Nature Complete books, From a look at a globe or a map of the Eastern hemisphere, we shall perceive between Asia and Australia a number of large and small islands forming a connected group distinct from those great masses of land, and having little connection with either of them. Situated upon the Equator, and bathed by the tepid water of the great tropical oceans, this region enjoys a climate more uniformly hot and moist than almost any other part of the globe, and teems with natural productions which are elsewhere unknown. The richest of fruits and the most precious of spices are Indigenous here. It produces the giant flowers of the Rafflesia, the great green-winged Ornithoptera (princes among the butterfly tribes), the man-like Orangutan, and the gorgeous Birds of Paradise. It is inhabited by a peculiar and interesting race of mankind—the Malay, found nowhere beyond the limits of this insular tract, which has hence been named the Malay Archipelago. To the ordinary Englishman this is perhaps the least known part of the globe. Our possessions in it are few and scanty; scarcely any of our travellers go to explore it; and in many collections of maps it is almost ignored, being divided between Asia and the Pacific Islands. It thus happens that few persons realize that, as a whole, it is comparable with the primary divisions of the globe, and that some of its separate islands are larger than France or the Austrian Empire. The traveller, however, soon acquires different ideas. He sails for days or even weeks along the shores of one of these great islands, often so great that its inhabitants believe it to be a vast continent. He finds that voyages among these islands are commonly reckoned by weeks and months, and that their several inhabitants are often as little known to each other as are the native races of the northern to those of the southern continent of America. He soon comes to look upon this region as one apart from the rest of the world, with its own races of men and its own aspects of nature; with its own ideas, feelings, customs, and modes of speech, and with a climate, vegetation, and animated life altogether peculiar to itself. From many points of view these islands form one compact geographical whole, and as such they have always been treated by travellers and men of science; but, a more careful and detailed study of them under various aspects reveals the unexpected fact that they are divisible into two portions nearly equal in extent which differ widely in their natural products, and really form two parts of the primary divisions of the earth. I have been able to prove this in considerable detail by my observations on the natural history of the various parts of the Archipelago; and, as in the description of my travels and residence in the several islands I shall have to refer continually to this view, and adduce facts in support of it, I have thought it advisable to commence with a general sketch of the main features of the Malayan region as will render the facts hereafter brought forward more interesting, and their bearing upon the general question more easily understood. I proceed, therefore, to sketch the limits and extent of the Archipelago, and to point out the more striking features of its geology, physical geography, vegetation, and animal life.



The Malay Archipelago

The Malay Archipelago PDF
Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release: 2014-05-05
ISBN: 0486780686
Size: 32.37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Science
Languages : un
Pages : 550
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The Malay Archipelago

by Alfred Russel Wallace, The Malay Archipelago Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Malay Archipelago books, Detailing his eight-year exploration of the Malay Archipelago, Wallace offers observations of the native people of the island groupings, the abundant and strange animals and insects, and more.



Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace PDF
Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2013-10-24
ISBN: 0199683999
Size: 32.75 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Science
Languages : un
Pages : 319
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Alfred Russel Wallace

by Alfred Russel Wallace, Alfred Russel Wallace Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Alfred Russel Wallace books, Presents the letters of the great Victorian naturalist who, while on his journey in the Malay Archipelago, derived the theory of evolution independent of Darwin.



Scientific Travellers 1790 1877 The Malay Archipelago V 1

Scientific Travellers  1790 1877  The Malay Archipelago  v  1 PDF
Author: David M. Knight
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780415289382
Size: 30.15 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Amazon River Valley
Languages : un
Pages : 518
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Scientific Travellers 1790 1877 The Malay Archipelago V 1

by David M. Knight, Scientific Travellers 1790 1877 The Malay Archipelago V 1 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Scientific Travellers 1790 1877 The Malay Archipelago V 1 books, Collection of previously published works, with new introductions and author biographies.



The Malay Archipelago

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Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Release: 2016-05-25
ISBN: 1473362628
Size: 63.32 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Science
Languages : un
Pages : 455
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by Alfred Russel Wallace, The Malay Archipelago Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Malay Archipelago books, This early work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1869 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Malay Archipelago' is a work that chronicles the observations of Wallace during his time in Asia, and includes chapters on Java, Bali, Borneo, and the wildlife and human inhabitants who resided there. Alfred Russel Wallace was born on 8th January 1823 in the village of Llanbadoc, in Monmouthshire, Wales. Wallace was inspired by the travelling naturalists of the day and decided to begin his exploration career collecting specimens in the Amazon rainforest. He explored the Rio Negra for four years, making notes on the peoples and languages he encountered as well as the geography, flora, and fauna. While travelling, Wallace refined his thoughts about evolution and in 1858 he outlined his theory of natural selection in an article he sent to Charles Darwin. Wallace made a huge contribution to the natural sciences and he will continue to be remembered as one of the key figures in the development of evolutionary theory.