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Dispelling The Darkness

Author : John van Wyhe
ISBN : 9789814458825
Genre : Science
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“The facts of variability, of the struggle for existence, of adaptation to conditions, were notorious enough; but none of us had suspected that the road to the heart of the species problem lay through them, until Darwin and Wallace dispelled the darkness.”T H Huxley (1887) Darwin is one of the most famous scientists in history. But he was not alone. Comparatively forgotten, Wallace independently discovered evolution by natural selection in Southeast Asia. This book is based on the most thorough research ever conducted on Wallace's voyage. Closely connected, but worlds apart, Darwin and Wallace's stories hold many surprises. Did Darwin really keep his theory a secret for twenty years? Did he plagiarise Wallace? Were their theories really the same? How did Wallace hit on the solution, and on which island? This book reveals for the first time the true story of Darwin, Wallace and the discovery that would change our understanding of life on Earth forever. Sample Chapter(s) Introduction (247 KB) Chapter 1: Great Expectations (6,496 KB) Contents:IntroductionGreat ExpectationsEmpires of SteamSingaporeMalacca and BorneoTesting the WatersCrossing the LineIn Search of ParadiseStruggle and SpiceThe Longest DayDarwin's DelayCrossing BackCounting Up Readership: Student, professional, general public. Keywords:Evolution;Natural Selection;Biology;Biography;Alfred Russel Wallace;Charles Darwin;History of Science;Malay ArchipelagoKey Features:The book provides a thorough revision of Wallace in Southeast Asia and his discoveries. Numerous current understandings of Wallace are shown to be mythsThe book reveals the details of Wallace's steamer trip to AsiaHis Singapore stay is revealed for the first time — with many surprising new detailsHis famous Sarawak law paper is shown to be radically different from existing interpretationsIt includes a previously unknown component of his theorising — Wallace's deep lawThe book solves the mystery of what led to Wallace's eureka moment of discovering natural selectionThe book solves the long-standing mystery of whether he discovered evolution on Ternate or GiloloThe book is the first to show what Wallace's original evolution theory really was — it was rather different from Darwin's. This settles the old debate about the differences between the theories of Wallace and DarwinThe book solves the old mystery of when Wallace sent his theory to Darwin — and WHY he did not send it straight for publicationThe book corrects scores of dates and names never given or given wrong by WallaceReviews: “The story of Wallace will never be the same again. John van Wyhe has delved deeply into archives and brings Wallace's travels wonderfully back to life by discovering new facts about his voyage and theories. Without downplaying the impact of Darwin, van Wyhe's book reveals Wallace as a great evolutionary thinker in his own right, who truly deserves to be considered in context.” Janet Browne Aramont Professor of the History of Science Harvard University “This book greatly advances our knowledge of Wallace by correcting a plethora of misleading myths, by reconstructing Wallace's travels, experiences and reflections with authoritative precision, interpretive sophistication, archival documentation and by insightful clarifications of Wallace and Darwin's interactions, divergences and convergences. The overall result is a major scholarly contribution to the intellectual and social history of Wallacean science and of Darwinian science in their original, distinctive cultural contexts.” Jonathan Hodge Honorary Fellow, History and Philosophy of Science University of Leeds “The first published notebook of Wallace's travel to the Malay Archipelago is a long-awaited addition to all the biographies and studies, as they offer the unique insight into the development of Wallace's thinking during his long journey. John van Wyhe makes extensive use of Wallace's notes, but only in their totality they make an impact and give way to emergence of Wallace's personality in many sides.” Thomas Weber Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung “Van Wyhe is not guilty of any such bias against Wallace and in fact deserves these reviewers' thanks for elucidating for the first time exactly how these two fascinating men discovered the way life on Earth evolves.” Gordon Chancellor, author of The Dispersal of Darwin “The book has marvelous illustrations of the flora and fauna observed by Wallace, as well as other images of the period, and is ideal for historian as well as naturalists.” CHOICE “This book is certainly one of the best resources for documenting Wallace's time in the Malay archipelago, as well as giving a good and balanced overview of his life. It also achieves what the author sets out to do: putting the record straight.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

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Books In Print 2009 2010

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Fragrant

Author : Mandy Aftel
ISBN : 9781101614686
Genre : Business & Economics
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Winner of the 2016 Perfumed Plume Award The “Alice Waters of American natural perfume” (indieperfume.com) celebrates our most potent sense, through five rock stars of the fragrant world. Look out for Mandy Aftel's new book, The Art of Flavor, on sale in August! Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative power of scent. In Fragrant, through five major players in the epic of aroma, she explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, make us fully alive. Cinnamon, queen of the Spice Route, touches our hunger for the unknown, the exotic, the luxurious. Mint, homegrown the world over, speaks to our affinity for the familiar, the native, the authentic. Frankincense, an ancient incense ingredient, taps into our longing for transcendence, while ambergris embodies our unquenchable curiosity. And exquisite jasmine exemplifies our yearning for beauty, both evanescent and enduring. In addition to providing a riveting initiation into the history, natural history, and philosophy of scent, Fragrant imparts the essentials of scent literacy and includes recipes for easy-to-make fragrances and edible, drinkable, and useful concoctions that reveal the imaginative possibilities of creating with—and reveling in—aroma. Vintage line drawings make for a volume that will be a treasured gift as well as a great read.

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The Athenaeum

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Contemporary Poets

Author : Tracy Chevalier
ISBN : 1558620354
Genre : American poetry
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Contains biographical entries, a list of separately published books, and an essay on each poet.

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Genre : Amusements
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Ab Bookman S Weekly

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Youth S Companion

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The Louisville Nashville Employes Magazine

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A Concordance To Charles Darwin S Notebooks 1836 1844

Author : Charles Darwin
ISBN : UCSD:31822005117627
Genre : Science
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A companion to Charles Darwin's notebooks, 1836-1844 (Cornell U. Pr., 1987). Because Darwin was in the process of formulating his arguments, entries on a single topic might appear in several series of notes at any number of places in various manuscripts. This concordance gathers these citations toge

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