Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A survey of twin paradoxes, Indonesia's grandeur & environmental degradation, & Wallace & Darwin's simultaneous theories explaining the origins of life. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The Indonesian archipelago is a land of timeless natural beauty that in the twenty-first century faces unprecedented environmental degradation. It was also the biological laboratory of Alfred Russel Wallace, who, working independently of Charles Darwin, discovered the theory of evolution by natural selection.
Wallace, who traveled for eight years in the archipelago, was one of the greatest field naturalists and nature writers of his century. No one was more skilled in observing and describing living things. A prodigious collector, he was the first to bring living birds of paradise to the West. And he was a great thinker, a theorist as formidable as any on earth. This magnificent account of a true explorer sweeps from the time of Wallace's nineteenth-century discoveries in biogeography to the looming biodiversity crisis of the twenty-first century—from the exploration of natural wonders to the exploitation of natural resources. The result is a history that powerfully portrays the intricate connections of human life and natural life.
This unique story, published by the University of California Press in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy, is resplendently presented with maps, archival materials, and more than 200 color photographs.
A portion of the proceeds from this book will go toward conservation efforts in Indonesia
Review: In the mid-1850s, a young English naturalist named Alfred Russel Wallace journeyed to the Malay Archipelago, where he would spend eight years in what he later called "the central and controlling incident" of his life. Collecting data on the plant and animal life of the then-remote islands, Wallace slowly formulated ideas of the origins and divergence of species. In 1858, he sent a manuscript containing some of those ideas to Charles Darwin, who incorporated Wallace's work in his theory of natural selection--and who, some critics have charged, appropriated many of Wallace's discoveries as his own.
In this richly illustrated book, historian Gavan Daws and biologist Marty Fujita follow Wallace's trail through the islands of Indonesia, visiting the Moluccas, Bali, Irian Jaya, and other extraordinary treasuries of biological diversity--for, as they point out, although Indonesia comprises only 1.3 percent of the world's surface, it harbors nearly a quarter of the world's species. Their naturalistic travelogue includes a careful discussion of Wallace's ideas and of how he came to hold them through the course of his remarkable body of fieldwork. In doing so, they emphasize the importance of Wallace's contributions to demographics, the theory of island biodiversity, and other tenets of modern biological thought. The result is an unusually instructive, and unusually handsome, book of scientific adventure. --Gregory McNamee
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, 1999. Buchzustand: Good. 1st Edition.. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP92152977
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, 1999. Buchzustand: Good. 1st Edition.. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP18711655
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2808721739
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0520215761I3N01
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Acceptable. An acceptable and readable copy. All pages are intact, and the spine and cover are also intact. The dust jacket is in rough shape, shows significant wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 467EJV0002VV
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, 1999. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0520215761-2-4
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-library copy with usual markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001294893
Buchbeschreibung University of California Press, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Fine green cloth covered boards (10.25" H x 10.5" W); edges crisp. Binding tight and square; contents clean and unmarked. VG dust jacket has no clips, or chips and 1 small closed tear; light rubbing along edges. 254 glossy pages. Lavishly illustrated. Published in association with the Nature Conservancy featuring over 200 color photographs. First edition. Additional photos available upon request. All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 015219
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: University of California Press Pub Date: 11/23/1999 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 266 first edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 5497667
Buchbeschreibung UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. History and Social Science>World History>Asia>General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978052021576406. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 02978052021576406