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Deep Things out of DarknessA History of Natural History$
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John G. T. Anderson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520273764

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520273764.001.0001

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. Hearts of Light

. Hearts of Light

Wallace and Bates

(p.146) ELEVEN . Hearts of Light
Deep Things out of Darkness

John G. T. Anderson

University of California Press

In which we meet two key players in the Darwinian circle: Alfred Russell Wallace and Henry Bates. We examine their early upbringing and their initial journeys in the Brazilian Amazon. The chapter then examines Wallace’s later travels in Malaysia, his codiscovery with Darwin of the theory of natural selection, and his later struggles to gain a living within the scientific establishment. Wallace’s contributions to biogeography are discussed, as is his involvement in less explicitly natural history-related subjects, such as spiritualism and sociology.

Keywords:   Alfred Russell Wallace, Henry Bates, Brazil, Amazon, Malay Archipelago, Wallace’s Line, biogeography, Sarawak, Borneo

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