Wallace, Alfred Russel

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Wallace, Alfred Russel

(1823–1913) British naturalist who was influenced by the ideas of MALTHUS and LYELL and corresponded with DARWIN about his ideas on natural selection. As a result he wrote a paper with Darwin which was read at the Linnaean Society in 1858, and founded modern evolutionary thought.
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To be sure there are also rhetorically extravagant (and indefensible) claims in Sarkar's book--such as when he says that the work of Darwin and Alfred Wallace have "permanently removed divinity from nature" (p.
Bruce, a senior lecturer in environmental management, became involved in Buton through Operation Wallacea, named after the 19th Century naturalist Alfred Wallace, which sends students to the island to work with communities on protecting the forest.
In 1858, Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace jointly submitted a paper on evolution by natural selection to the Linnean Society of London.
Thus chapter two focuses on Bacon's successors William Marsdan and Joseph Banks and the subsequent figures of Thomas Stamford Raffles, James Brooke, Alfred Wallace, Hugh Clifford, and Frank Swettenham, all of whom justified on scientific grounds their panoptical, totalizing view.
In 1870, Alfred Wallace, co-discoverer of Evolution, accepted a challenge to prove the roundness of the Earth to John Hampden, a committed Flat Earther.
Named for the 19th century explorer-naturalist Alfred Wallace, Wallace's Line is at the heart of the sprawling Indonesian archipelago, one of the world's richest storehouses of biological diversity--both on land and under water.
Also included are photos of some of today's endangered species, like the Pacific islands' birdwing butterfly, which so entranced the great naturalist Alfred Wallace that he found himself "gazing, lost in admiration, at the velvet black and brilliant green of its wings, seven inches across, its golden body and crimson breast.