Erik Graff's Reviews > The Malay Archipelago, the Land of the Orang-utan & the Bird of Paradise; A Narrative of Travel with Studies of Man & Nature

The Malay Archipelago, the Land of the Orang-utan & the Bird ... by Alfred Russel Wallace
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Apr 18, 09

bookshelves: sciences
Recommended to Erik by: Bill Ellos
Recommended for: evolutionists
Read in January, 1982, read count: 1

The two big books by Wallace are his description of travel on the Amazon and upon the Malay Archipelago. While the first is pretty much sheer nature in the wild, this book, given the nature of the region, is much more like anthropology and ethnography in addition to nature study. Having never read anything about the region before, only about things that happened there pertaining to WWII and contemporary politics, I found it fascinating albeit a bit rambling.
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