1853 1ed Wallace Travels on Amazon River Natural Evolution Indians Rio Negro

WALLACE, Alfred Russel

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Alfred Russel Wallace was a 19th-century British scientist who was best known for his theories of evolution in conjunction with Charles Darwin’s writings. His studies leading up to his evolutionary theories; however, are what brought him early fame. He studied insect specimens and people groups who lived in the Amazon and on the Rio Negro River in the early 1850s. This excursion, which included a massive fire and shipwreck, led him to encounter various Indian cultures throughout Brazil.

 

The events of this voyage were published in 1853 under the title “A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro”. This first edition features impressive, full-page engravings including a frontispiece map of the Amazon.

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1853 1ed Wallace Travels on Amazon River Natural Evolution Indians Rio Negro

 

Alfred Russel Wallace was a 19th-century British scientist who was best known for his theories of evolution in conjunction with Charles Darwin’s writings. His studies leading up to his evolutionary theories; however, are what brought him early fame. He studied insect specimens and people groups who lived in the Amazon and on the Rio Negro River in the early 1850s. This excursion, which included a massive fire and shipwreck, led him to encounter various Indian cultures throughout Brazil.

 

The events of this voyage were published in 1853 under the title “A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro”. This first edition features impressive, full-page engravings including a frontispiece map of the Amazon.

 

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WALLACE, Alfred Russel

A narrative of travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro : with an account of the native tribes, and observations on the climate, geology, and natural history of the Amazon Valley

London : Reeve and Co., 1853. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages

o   viii, 541, [25]

o   Illustrated with 9 leaves of plates

  • Language: English
  • Binding: Cloth; tight and secure
  • Size: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 16cm)
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6471

Categories

Medicine & Science

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

WALLACE, Alfred Russel

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete