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Slotten, Ross A.

Works: 2 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 2,018 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QH31.W2, 508.092
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Most widely held works by Ross A Slotten
The heretic in Darwin's court : the life of Alfred Russel Wallace by Ross A Slotten( )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During their lifetimes, Wallace and Darwin shared credit and fame for the independent and near-simultaneous discovery of natural selection. Their rivalry, usually amicable but occasionally acrimonious, forged modern evolutionary theory. Yet today, few people today know much about Wallace. This book explores the controversial life and scientific contributions of the Victorian traveler, scientist and spiritualist. His twelve years of often harrowing travels in the western and eastern tropics place him in the pantheon of the greatest explorer-naturalists of the nineteenth century. Tracing his discovery of natural selection, the book then follows the remaining fifty years of Wallace's eccentric and entertaining life. In addition to his divergence from Darwin on two fundamental issues--sexual selection and the origin of the human mind--he pursued topics that most scientific figures of his day conspicuously avoided, including spiritualism, phrenology, mesmerism, environmentalism, and life on Mars.--From publisher description
The heretic in Darwin's court by Ross A Slotten( Recording )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physician traces the life of nineteenth-century British naturalist and explorer Alfred Wallace (1823-1913), a colleague of Charles Darwin. Examines Wallace's lower-class background, self-education, and socialist views. Discusses his acceptance of spiritualism, environmentalism, and other ideologies scientists typically avoided. Also covers his research travels into dangerous tropical jungles. 2004
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The heretic in Darwin's court : the life of Alfred Russel Wallace
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