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020    1789140854|qpaperback 
020    9781789140859|qpaperback 
035    (OCoLC)1041766844 
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099    B|aWALLACE|aA 
100 1  Armstrong, Patrick,|d1941-|eauthor. 
245 10 Alfred Russel Wallace /|cPatrick Armstrong. 
264  1 London :|bReaktion Books,|c2019. 
300    175 pages :|billustrations ;|c20 cm. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
336    still image|bsti|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
490 1  Critical lives 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-172). 
505 0  Early life -- South American journey -- Eight years in 
       southeast Asia -- The natural selection insight and its 
       aftermath -- The maturing scientist -- The radical and the
       heretic -- To the end of the universe -- 'A contented man'
       -- Some thoughts on Wallace's mind and character. 
520    Sometimes referred to as the "Father of Biogeography," 
       Alfred Russel Wallace has come to be known as the co-
       originator of the theory of evolution through natural 
       selection, and he also wrote extensively on zoology, 
       botany, anthropology, politics, astronomy, and psychology.
       Although notorious in his day for his unpopular and 
       eccentric beliefs, he is still recognized as one of the 
       leading figures in nineteenth-century British science. In 
       this book, Patrick Armstrong illuminates the many facets 
       of Wallace's long life, which extended from 1823 until the
       eve of World War I. He shows Wallace to be, in many ways, 
       a more interesting character than his colleague and friend,
       evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin. Taking a 
       psychological approach, this compact yet comprehensive 
       biography gives insight into a man who was frequently 
       plagued with misfortune; legal problems, inability to 
       obtain full-time employment, and relationship troubles all
       vexed him. Armstrong unlocks the life of a restless 
       traveler who, although raised with "a very ordinary" 
       education, would go on to become one of the most 
       influential, extraordinary scientists of his time. 
600 10 Wallace, Alfred Russel,|d1823-1913. 
600 17 Wallace, Alfred Russel,|d1823-1913.|2fast
648  7 1800-1899|2fast 
650  0 Naturalists|zGreat Britain|vBiography. 
650  0 Evolution (Biology)|xHistory|y19th century. 
650  7 Evolution (Biology)|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00917302 
650  7 Naturalists.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01034543 
651  7 Great Britain.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204623 
655  7 Biography.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423686 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
830  0 Critical lives (London, England) 
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