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Infinite Tropics An Alfred Russel Wallace Anthology

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ISBN-10: 1859844782

ISBN-13: 9781859844786

Edition: 2003

Authors: Alfred Russel Wallace, Andrew Berry, Stephen Jay Gould

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 12/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Born in New York City in 1941, Stephen Jay Gould received his B.A. from Antioch College in New York in 1963 and a Ph.D. in paleontology from Columbia University in 1967. Gould spent most of his career as a professor at Harvard University and curator of invertebrate paleontology at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. His research was mainly in the evolution and speciation of land snails. Gould was a leading proponent of the theory of punctuated equilibrium. This theory holds that few evolutionary changes occur among organisms over long periods of time, and then a brief period of rapid changes occurs before another long, stable period of equilibrium sets in. Gould also made significant…    

List of Illustrations
Preface
Editor's Note
A Biographical Sketch
"A very dull, ignorant, and uneducated person"
Journeys
Intellectual Life: "Satisfaction, Retrospection and Work"
Domestic Life: "Gardening and rural walks"
Anthology
Science
Evolution
Beginnings
The "Sarawak Law"
The "Ternate Paper"
"Thunderbolt from a cloudless sky": Darwin and Natural Selection
Evolution by Natural Selection
Agreeing with Darwin
Disagreeing with Darwin
Female Choice
Genetics
Name Selection
Beyond Natural Selection
Darwinism
Biogeography
The Amazon
South-east Asia: "Wallace's Line"
Synthesis
Natural History and Conservation
The Amazon
South-east Asia
Conservation
Geography, Geology, and Glaciology
Geology
Glaciology
Humans
"Uncivilised people"
"A being apart": Human Evolution
Human Improvement
Spiritualism and Metaphysics
"Strange Doings": Conversion
"To excite to inquiry": Spiritualism and Science
A World Viewed Through the Lens of Spiritualism
Travel
Expectations
City Life
Life in the Field
"An industrious and persevering traveller"
"Tedious and unfortunate": Hazardous Voyages
"A want of harmony between man and nature": American Travels
Social Issues
Evolution of a Socialist
"Robbery of the poor by the rich": The Land Problem
Public Health
Institutional Reform
Public Education
Capitalism and Empire
Economics
Globalization
War and Imperialism
Coda: Wallace and Darwin
Notes
Bibliography
Wallace's Major Publications
A Selection of Publications on or about Wallace
Index