The Malay Archipelago

The Malay Archipelago

The Land of the Orang-utan, and the Bird of Paradise : A Narrative of Travel, With Studies of Man and Nature

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CLASSIC TRAVEL WRITING. Of all the extraordinary Victorian travelogues, The Malay Archipelago has a fair claim to be the greatest - both as a beautiful, alarming, vivid and gripping account of some eight years' travel across the entire Malay world - from Singapore to the western edges of New Guinea - and as the record of a great mind. As Wallace, often under conditions of terrible hardship and sickness, battles through jungles, lives with headhunters, and collects beetles, butterflies and birds-of-paradise, he makes discoveries about the workings of biology that have shaped our view of the world ever since.
Publisher: Oxford, UK, John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd, in association with Edward Stanford Ltd., 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781909612556
1909612553
Branch Call Number: 915.98 Wallace 2015
Characteristics: xxviii, 531 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm

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