Natural Selection and Beyond: The Intellectual Legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace
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Natural Selection and Beyond: The Intellectual Legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace

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ISBN-13:
9780199239177
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
482
Autor:
Charles H. Smith
Gewicht:
907 g
Format:
239x165x38 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Alfred Russel Wallace was one of the nineteenth century's most potent intellectual forces. In this rich and varied collection, writers from a range of fields explore Wallace's work - and influence today - as biologist, collector, and a Victorian deeply engaged with the social, political, and philosophical issues of the age.
INTRODUCTION ; 1. Homes Sweet Homes: A Biographical Tour of Wallace's Many Places of Residence ; PART I IN THE WORLD OF NATURE ; 2. "Ardent Beetle-Hunters": Natural History, Collecting, and the Theory of Evolution ; 3. Theory and Practice in the Field: Wallace's Work in Natural History (1844-1858) ; 4. Wallace's Annoted Copy of the Darwin-Wallace Paper on Natural Selection ; 5. Wallace and the Species Concept of the Early Darwinians ; 6. Direct Selection for Reproductive Isolation: The Wallace Effect and Reinforcement ; 7. The Colours of Animals: From Wallace to the Present Day I. Cryptic Coloration ; 8. The Colours of Animals: From Wallace to the Present Day II. Conspicuous Coloration ; 9. Alfred Russel Wallace, Biogeographer ; 10. Wallace and the Great Ice Age ; 11. Wallace, Conservation, and Sustainable Developement ; PART II IN THE WORLD OF MAN AND WORLDS BEYOND ; 12. The "Finest Butterfly in the World?" : Wallace and His Literary Legacy ; 13. Wallace and Owenism ; 14. Wallace, Women, and Eugenics ; 15. Out of "the Limbo of 'Unpractical Politics'": The Origins and Essence of Wallace's Advocacy of Land Nationalization ; 16. Alfred Russel Wallace and Anti-Vaccinationism in the Late Victorian Cultural Context, 1870-1907 ; 17. The Universe and Alfred Russel Wallace ; 18. Wallace's Unfinished Business ; 19. Wallace in Wonderland ; 20. Wallace's Dilemmas: The Laws of Nature and the Human Spirit ; 21. Wallace, Spiritualism, and Beyond: "Change" or "No Change"?
Alfred Russel Wallace was one of the nineteenth century's most potent intellectual forces. In this rich and varied collection, writers from a range of fields explore Wallace's work - and influence today - as biologist, collector, and a Victorian deeply engaged with the social, political, and philosophical issues of the age.