Wallace, Alfred Russel


1823–1913 British naturalist and co‐propounder of evolution by natural selection.

Keywords: evolution; natural selection; geographical exploration; biogeography

Further Reading

Wallace AR (1869) The Malay Archipelago. London: Macmillan.

Wallace AR (1876) The Geographical Distribution of Animals. 2 vols. London: Macmillan.

Wallace AR (1880) Island Life, or the Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras. London: Macmillan.

Wallace AR (1889) Darwinism, an Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection. London: Macmillan.

Wallace AR (1903) Man's Place in the Universe. London: Chapman and Hall.

Wallace AR (1905) My Life, A Record of Events and Opinions. 2 vols. London: Chapman and Hall.

Fichman M (1981) Alfred Russel Wallace. Boston: Twayne Publishers.

George W (1964) Biologist Philosopher. A Study of the Life and Writings of Alfred Russel Wallace. London: Abelard‐Schuman.

Marchant J (1916) Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences. 2 vols. London: Cassell.

Smith CH (1991) Alfred Russell Wallace. An Anthology of his Shorter Writings. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Browne, Janet(Apr 2001) Wallace, Alfred Russel. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002439]