1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
First U.S. edition.
58 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 x 33 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (page ).
The young Alfred -- The making of an explorer -- Aboard the Mischief -- Collector's equipment -- First steps in the rain forest -- Sailing on the Amazon -- Exploring the Rio Negro -- Shipwrecked -- Back in England -- A new expedition -- Wallace's travels throughout the Malay Islands -- Singapore and the woodcutters -- Beetles -- Trekking through the forest of Borneo -- Butterflies -- A remarkable discovery in Bali and Lombok -- The Wallace Line -- Sailing east through a maze of islands -- Birds of paradise -- Dear Mr. Darwin -- Wallace's and Darwin's routes to evolution -- Back home -- Exploration and evolution glossary.
In 1858, Alfred Russel Wallace's travels in the Amazon Basin and Malay Archipelago led him to discover natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. Darwin's Rival traces Wallace's life from his childhood in the Welsh countryside to his rise to prominence among the scientific community, via dense tropical jungles and perilous journeys -- and shines a light on one of the most important contributors to the theory of evolution.