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Alfred Russel Wallace
Island Life or The Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras
ont> Macmillan and Co : London, 1818 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A smartly bound, first edition copy of this geological work regarding climates, and insular faunas and floras. Written by the important naturalist, explorer, and biologist Alfred Russel Wallace. Smartly bound, in a half morocco binding and cloth covered boards. Bound without half-titles and advertisement leaf. Alfred Russel Wallace was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer and botanist. He independently conceived the theory of evolution through natural selection. His paper was jointly published with some of Charles Darwin's writings in 1858 which prompted Darwin to publish 'On the Origin of Species'. This work is a sequel to Wallace's 'The Geographic Distribution of Animals'. To the first part there arechapters on the elementary facts of distribution, evolution as a key to distribution, the powers of dispersal of animals and plants, changes of climate which have influenced the dispersal of organisms, and ancient glacial epochs, and milt climates in the arctic regions. To the second part there are chapters on insular faunas and floras in the Oceanic Islands, the Galapagos, St Helena, Borneo and Java, as well as Japan and Formosa. With the small institutional stamps of St Martin in the Fields to several pages and to the front and rear of all map plates. Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'City of Westminster Public Libraries'. Illustrated, with a mapfrontispiece, two plates and twenty-three in-text illustrations. Collated, complete. Condition: In a half morocco binding, with cloth covered boa … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]

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