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Alfred Russel Wallace - British Naturalist and Explorer

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Alfred Russel Wallace - British Naturalist and Explorer is the biography of Alfred Russel Wallace, a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist. Wallace did extensive fieldwork first in the Amazon River basin, and then inMoreAlfred Russel Wallace - British Naturalist and Explorer is the biography of Alfred Russel Wallace, a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist. Wallace did extensive fieldwork first in the Amazon River basin, and then in the Malay Archipelago, where he identified the Wallace line dividing the fauna of Australia from that of Asia. He is best known for independently proposing a theory of natural selection which prompted Charles Darwin to publish his own more developed and researched theory sooner than intended. Wallace was one of the leading evolutionary thinkers of the 19th century who made a number of other contributions to the development of evolutionary theory, including the concept of warning colouration in animals, and the Wallace effect. He was critical of what he considered to be an unjust social and economic system in 19th century Britain, and was one of the first prominent scientists to raise concerns over the environmental impact of human activity. Alfred Russel Wallace - British Naturalist and Explorer is highly recommended for those interested in reading more about this accomplished British naturalist and anthropologist.