Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 April 2010

510 Pages | 30 black and white halftones, plus 8pp colour plate section

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199239177

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Natural Selection and Beyond

The Intellectual Legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace

Edited by Charles H. Smith and George Beccaloni

  • 2008 was the 150th anniversary of the presentation to the Linnean Society of the joint paper by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace outlining the concept of evolution by natural selection
  • At the time of his death, Wallace was probably the most famous scientist in the world. However, the range of his intellectual legacy has not - until now - been widely appreciated
  • This collection of essays covers not only Wallace's contributions to biology and natural history, but also his influential work in other disciplines: from biogeographical studies and astrobiology, to subjects as far-ranging as glaciology, land reform, anthropology, and epidemiology
  • Reveals Wallace's interest and support of spiritualism, socialism, and the rights of the ordinary person
  • Examines the impact of Wallace's ideas - revealing how his innovative ideas are still being explored and elaborated upon today

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