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Published May 11th 2012 (first published December 21st 2005)
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A good, fairly concise read, covering some of Wallace`s major contributions. The first two essays were easily the best - in the second, in just 8 pages, Wallace turns science on its head. He may not have had the comprehensivity of Origin of the Species, but it has an elegance in its logic and simplicity. It s seems to simply state a truth long obvious, but never made explicit.

This contrasts sharply and frustratingly with the final essay, which displays most clearly Wallace's frustration and disc
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Alfred Russel Wallace, OM, FRS (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist. He is best known for independently proposing a theory of natural selection which prompted Charles Darwin to publish his own theory.

Wallace did extensive fieldwork, first in the Amazon River basin and then in the Malay Archipelago, where he identified the W
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