The Annotated Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace

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NUS Press, 29 вер. 2014 р. - 836 стор.
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Wallace's Malay Archipelago is a classic account of the travels of a Victorian naturalist through island Southeast Asia. It has been loved by readers ever since its publication in 1869. Despite numerous modern reprints with appreciative introductions, this is the first - and long overdue - annotated edition in English. This edition explains, updates and corrects the original text with an historical introduction and hundreds of explanatory notes. Wallace left hundreds of people, places, publications and species unidentified. He referred to most species only with the scientific name current at the time. Whenever available, the common names for species have been provided, and scientific names updated. The content of the book has never been thoroughly analysed and compared against other contemporary sources. It turns out that the book contains many errors. This includes not just incorrect dates and place names but some of the most remarkable anecdotes; for example, the dramatic claim that tigers "kill on an average a Chinaman every day" in Singapore or that a Dutch Governor General committed suicide by leaping from a waterfall on Celebes. By correcting the text of the Malay Archipelago against Wallace's letters and notebooks and other contemporary sources and by enriching it with modern identifications this edition reveals Wallace's work as never before.
 

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Excellent book! The introduction is equally good and valuable. The sad part about this is that this is hardly an annotated volume. Once the book starts, the notes are virtually worthless in any ... Читати огляд повністю

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01_Introduction 138
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02_Itineraries 3943
39
03_Vol 1 Intro 4448
44
04_Preface 4958
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05_Chap1 5981
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06_Chap2 8287
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07_Chap3 8898
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08_Chap4 99132
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26_Vol 2 Intro 421424
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27_Chap21 425436
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28_Chap22 437443
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29_Chap23 444453
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30_Chap24 454480
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31_Chap25 481516
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32_Chap26 517526
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33_Chap27 527541
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09_Chap5 133158
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10_Chap6 159165
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11_Chap7 166195
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12_Chap8 196213
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13_Chap9 214227
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14_Chap10 228242
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15_Chap11 243258
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16_Chap12 259266
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17_Chap13 267286
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18_Chap14 287298
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19_Chap15 299317
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20_Chap16 318331
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21_Chap17 332363
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22_Chap18 364381
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23_Chap19 382388
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24_Chap20 389404
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25_Illustrations Section 405420
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34_Chap28 542555
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35_Chap29 556568
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36_Chap30 569583
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37_Chap31 584618
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38_Chap32 619630
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39_Chap33 631640
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40_Chap34 641664
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41_Chap35 665677
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42_Chap36 678690
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43_Chap37 691704
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44_Chap38 705732
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45_Chap39 733742
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46_Chap40 743762
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47_Appendix 763774
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48_Bibliography 775791
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49_Index 792801
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John VAN WYHE is a historian of science and one of the world's leading experts on Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences and a Fellow of Tembusu College, National University of Singapore. This is his tenth book. 

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