WorldCat Identities

Wallace, Alfred Russel 1823-1913

Overview
Works: 1,138 works in 3,651 publications in 6 languages and 48,896 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Pictorial works  Miscellanea  Maps  Catalogs and collections 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Honoree, Recipient
Classifications: QH31.W2, B
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Alfred Russel Wallace
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Alfred Russel Wallace
The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

183 editions published between 1869 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wallace (1823-1913) travelled extensively in the Malay Archipelago, he conducted scientific studies of the region's animal life, which to his deelopment of a theory of natural selection. His book is a magnificent combination of interesting sketches of travel and vivid pictures of natural history of the Indo-Malay islands, The Timor, Celebes ad Papuan group, and the Moluccas. Wallace's 'Malay Archipelago is regarded as the most celebrated of all writings on Indonesia and ranks with a small handful of other works as one of nineteenth century's best scientific travel books"--Howgego II, p. 625 (supplied by dealer)
Darwinism; an exposition of the theory of natural selection, with some of its applications by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

87 editions published between 1889 and 2011 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Island life, or, the phenomena and causes of insular faunas and floras : including a revision and attempted solution of the problem of geological climates by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

74 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallace's Island Life is one of the foundation works of zoogeography. It focused on the detailed problems of animal dispersal and speciation. Like Darwin, Wallace classified islands as either oceanic (no previous connection to a land mass) or continental (previously connected to a land mass). He considered the means by which each class of island might become colonized, the types of animals most likely to perform the necessary migrations, and the conditions-such as major climactic or geologic change-under which the migrations might have been made. Wallace was the first to use the new knowledge of Pleistocene ice ages to explain certain phenomena of animal distribution, and in Island Life he speculated about the possible causes of glaciation. He was one of the few 19th-century scientists to realize that astronomical causes alone would not suffice, but had to be combined with a corresponding elevation in the northern land mass -- Abe books website
The geographical distribution of animals. With a study of the relations of living and extinct faunas as elucidating the past changes of the earth's surface by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

52 editions published between 1876 and 1995 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wallace, together with Darwin was the founder of modern evolutionary theory, and when Darwin received Wallace's paper of 1858 (a year before the publication of the Origin of Species), he wrote to Lyell "All my originality, whatever it may amount to, will be smashed"."I never saw a more striking coincidence.Your words (referring to Lyell's earlier warnings that Darwin might be anticipated) have come true with a vengeance." In 1858 Wallace was already preparing an announcement of an importent zoogeographical discovery, which proposed a boundary line dividing the archipelago of Indo-Malayan and Australian zoological regions. The culmination of Wallace's approach was achieved in his monumental two-volume "The geographical Distribution." and it is a pioneer-work in zoogeography."--Abebooks website
A narrative of travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro, with an account of the native tribes, and observations on the climate, geology, and natural history of the Amazon Valley. With a biographical introd. by the editor by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

95 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution by natural selection by Charles Darwin( Book )

30 editions published between 1958 and 1971 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles darwin's sketch of 1842; Charle darwin's essay of 1844; On the evidence favourable and opposed to the view that species are naturally formed races, descended from common stocks; On the tendency of species to form varieties; and on the perpetuation of varieties and species by natural means of selection
Biologist philosopher; a study of the life and writings of Alfred Russel Wallace by Wilma B George( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infinite tropics : an Alfred Russel Wallace anthology by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to the theory of natural selection : a series of essays by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

59 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) is regarded as the co-discoverer with Darwin of the theory of evolution. It was an essay which Wallace sent in 1858 to Darwin (to whom he had dedicated his most famous book, The Malay Archipelago) which impelled Darwin to publish an article on his own long-pondered theory simultaneously with that of Wallace. As a travelling naturalist and collector in the Far East and South America, Wallace already inclined towards the Lamarckian theory of transmutation of species, and his own researches convinced him of the reality of evolution. On the publication of On the Origin of Species, Wallace became one of its most prominent advocates. This second, corrected, edition (1871) of a series of essays published in book form in 1870, shows the development of his thinking about evolution, and emphasises his admiration for, and support of, Darwin's work
Natural selection and tropical nature; essays on descriptive and theoretical biology by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

34 editions published between 1891 and 2016 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1895 and it is now republished with a brand new introductory biography. 'Natural Selection and Tropical Nature Essays on Descriptive and Theoretical Biology' is a collection of essays that detail Wallace's observations of various bird species and outlines some of his ideas relating to evolutionary theory
Man's place in the universe; a study of the results of scientific research in relation to the unity or plurality of worlds by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

57 editions published between 1903 and 2005 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of life; a manifestation of creative power, directive mind and ultimate purpose by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

56 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his 1910 preface Alfred Russel Wallace writes that his book, subtitled "A manifestation of ceative power, directive mind and ultimate purpose," is a half-century of thought on evolution, covering plant life, geological formations, natural selection and, finally (going a step further than Darwin), the idea that evolution might suggest that the universe had a purpose or a "Life Principle"--The ultimate purpose of that life-development being Man
The wonderful century : its successes and its failures by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

50 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin, Wallace, and the theory of natural selection; including the Linnean Society papers by Bert James Loewenberg( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1959 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Commemorate[s] the centennial of the meeting of the Linnean Society, July 1, 1858, and the paper of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace which were read there."
Social environment and moral progress by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

25 editions published between 1913 and 2016 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before entering on the question of the relation of morality to our existing social environment, it will be advisable to inquire what we mean by moral progress, and what evidence there is that any such progress has occurred in recent times, or even within the period of well-established history. The belief was once prevalent, and is still held by many persons, that a knowledge of right and wrong is inherent or instinctive in everyone, and that the immoral person may be justly punished for such wrongdoing as he commits. But that this cannot be wholly, if at all, true is shown by the fact that in different societies and at different periods the standard of right and wrong changes considerably. We are obliged to conclude, therefore, that what is commonly termed morality is not wholly due to any inherent perception of what is right or wrong conduct, but that it is to some extent and often very largely a matter of convention, varying at different times and places in accordance with the degree and kind of social development which has been attained often under different and even divergent conditions of existence. The actual morality of a community is largely a product of the environment, but it is local and temporary, not permanently affecting the character. To bring together the evidence in support of this view, to distinguish between what is permanent and inherited and what is superficial and not inherited, and to trace out some of the consequences as regards what we term "morality" is the purpose of the present volume"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Tropical nature, and other essays by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

38 editions published between 1878 and 2016 in English and German and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes referred to as 'the grand old man of science', Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was a naturalist, evolutionary theorist, and friend of Charles Darwin. In this study of tropical flora and fauna, he takes the reader on a tour of the equatorial forest belt - the almost continuous band of forest that stretches around the world between the tropics. There, chameleon-like caterpillars alter the colours of their cocoons, parasitical trees override their hosts with spectacular aerial root systems, and some of the most pressing questions of Victorian evolutionary science arise: how do animals and plants come to be brightly coloured? Can their adaptations provide clues about past geological eras? And was Darwin wholly correct in his theory of sexual selection? First published in 1878, Wallace's book is a skilfully written reflection of contemporary naturalism, still highly readable and relevant to students in the history of science
Is Mars habitable? : a critical examination of Professor Percival Lowell's book "Mars and its canals," with an alternative explanation by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

23 editions published between 1907 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work offers a critical examination of Percival Lowell's book Mars and Its Canals and gives an alternative explanation for the canals' appearance
The annotated Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

38 editions published between 1869 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a wealth of detail about pre-modern life in the Indonesian archipelago which Wallace accumulated on over 60 separate journeys spanning some 14,000 miles. He was equally fascinated by the exotic peoples, flora and fauna he encountered in his epic travels. His basic thesis stands to this day: that two separate biological zones border these islands, separated by the deep-water channel now known as the Wallace Line, running between Bali and Lombok, which only a relative handful of species have crossed. This book remains one of the great classics of natural history and travel a century and a half after it was first published
My life; a record of events and opinions by Alfred Russel Wallace( Book )

41 editions published between 1905 and 2016 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer and biologist, best remembered as the co-discoverer, with Darwin, of natural selection. His extensive fieldwork and advocacy of the theory of evolution led to him being considered one of the nineteenth century's foremost biologists. He was later moved by a variety of personal experiences to examine the concept of spirituality, but his exploration into the potential for compatibility between spiritualism and natural selection alienated him from the scientific community. He was also a social activist, highly critical of unjust social and economic systems in nineteenth-century Britain, and one of the first prominent scientists to express concern over the environmental impact of human activity. This autobiography was first published in 1905. Volume 1 covers his childhood, his early social activism, and his expeditions to the Amazon and the Malay archipelago, which established his reputation
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.01 for Dispelling ... to 0.72 for Tropical n ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Infinite tropics : an Alfred Russel Wallace anthology
Alternative Names
Alfred Russel Wallace britischer Zoologe

Alfred Russel Wallace Brits wiskundige

Alfred Russel Wallace britský biológ

Alfred Russel Wallace brytyjski biolog

Alfred Russel Wallace naturalista, explorador, geógrafo, antropólogo y biólogo británico

Alfred Russel Wallace naturalista gallese

Alfred Russel Wallace naturaliste, géographe, explorateur, anthropologue et biologiste britannique

Alfred Russel Wallace naturiaethwr a hyrwyddwr diwygiadau cymdeithasol

Alfrēds Rasels Volless

Alfredus Russel Wallace

Ěōllēs, A. Ṛ. 1823-1913

Russel Wallace, Alfred

Russel Wallace, Alfred 1823-1913

Uoles, Alfred 1823-1913

Uollès, A. R.

Uolles, Al'fred R.

Uolles, Alʹfred Rassel 1823-1913

Uolles, Alʹfred Resselʹ 1823-1913

Wallace, .. 1823-1913

Wallace, A.

Wallace, A. R.

Wallace, A. R. 1823-1913

Wallace, A. R. (Alfred Russel), 1823-1913

Wallace Alfred R.

Wallace, Alfred R. 1823-1913

Wallace, Alfred R. (Alfred Russel)

Wallace, Alfred R. (Alfred Russel), 1823-1913

Wallace, Alfred Russel

Wallace, Alfred Russel 1823-1917

Wallace Alfred Russell

Wallace Alfred Russell 1823-1913

Wallace, Alfredo de Russell 1823-1913

Wallace, Alfredo Rusell 1823-1913

Άλφρεντ Ράσελ Γουάλας

Алфред Расел Волес

Алфред Ръсел Уолъс

Альфред Рассел Воллес

Альфрэд Расэл Уолес

Валлас, Альфред Россель 1823-1913

Воллес, Альфред Рассел 1823-1913

Воллэс, Альфред Руссель 1823-1913

Уаллес А. Р

Уаллес А. Р. 1823-1913

Уоллес А. Р

Уоллес. А. Р. 1823-1913

Уоллес, Альфред Р 1823-1913

Уоллес, Альфред Рассел 1823-1913

Уоллес, Альфред Рассел британский натуралист

Уоллэс Р. А

Уоллэс Р. А. 1823-1913

Уоллэсъ, Альфредъ Руссель 1823-1913

Уэллас, Альфред Руссель 1823-1913

אלפרד ראסל וולאס

אלפרד ראסל וולאס סופר בריטי

ألفرد راسل والاس

अलफ्रेड रसेल वालेस

आल्फ्रेड रसेल वॉलेस

আলফ্রেড রাসেল ওয়ালেস

ஆல்ஃவிரடு அரசல் வாலேசு

ആൽഫ്രഡ് റസ്സൽ വാലസ്

อัลเฟรด รัสเซล วอลเลซ

ალფრედ რასელ უოლესი

ალფრედ რასელ უოლესი ბრიტანელი ბუნებისმეტყველი

앨프리드 러셀 월리스

월리스, 앨프리드 러셀 1823-1913

アルフレッド・ラッセル・ウォレス

ウォレス, A. R.

ウォーレス, アルフレッド・R

ウォレス, アルフレッド・ラッセル

ウオーレス, A・R.

ワレース, アルフレツド・ラツセル

亞爾佛德·羅素·華萊士

阿爾弗雷德·羅素·華勒斯

阿尔弗雷德·拉塞尔·华莱士

Languages
Covers
Darwinism; an exposition of the theory of natural selection, with some of its applicationsA narrative of travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro, with an account of the native tribes, and observations on the climate, geology, and natural history of the Amazon Valley. With a biographical introd. by the editorInfinite tropics : an Alfred Russel Wallace anthologyContributions to the theory of natural selection : a series of essaysNatural selection and tropical nature; essays on descriptive and theoretical biologyThe world of life; a manifestation of creative power, directive mind and ultimate purposeThe wonderful century : its successes and its failuresThe annotated Malay Archipelago