the heretic in darwin s court the life of alfred russel wallace

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The Heretic In Darwin S Court

Author : Ross A. Slotten
ISBN : 0231130112
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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During their lifetimes, Wallace and Darwin shared credit and fame for the independent and near-simultaneous discovery of natural selection. Their rivalry, usually amicable but occasionally acrimonious, forged modern evolutionary theory. Yet today, few people today know much about Wallace. This book explores the controversial life and scientific contributions of the Victorian traveler, scientist and spiritualist. His twelve years of often harrowing travels in the western and eastern tropics place him in the pantheon of the greatest explorer-naturalists of the nineteenth century. Tracing his discovery of natural selection, the book then follows the remaining fifty years of Wallace's eccentric and entertaining life. In addition to his divergence from Darwin on two fundamental issues--sexual selection and the origin of the human mind--he pursued topics that most scientific figures of his day conspicuously avoided, including spiritualism, phrenology, mesmerism, environmentalism, and life on Mars.--From publisher description.

Am Ende Des Archipels Alfred Russel Wallace

Author : Matthias Glaubrecht
ISBN : 9783462306798
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Der erste Entdecker der Evolutionstheorie und der verwegenste aller Naturforscher. Ein Wissenschaftskrimi um den größten Naturforscher des 19. Jahrhunderts neben Humboldt und Darwin Er hatte ein enorm spannendes Leben, seine wissenschaftliche Reichweite war atemberaubend, sein soziales Engagement legendär – und er entdeckte das Evolutionsprinzip. Verglichen mit dem bedächtigen Charles Darwin war er ein Indiana Jones der Naturforschung und ein Ernest Hemingway der Naturbeschreibung. Nach ihm sind Mond- und Marskrater, Flugfrösche und ganze geographische Regionen benannt. Warum aber ist so einer heute so wenig bekannt?Auf seiner ersten abenteuerlichen Reise erforschte der Schulabbrecher und Autodidakt vier Jahre lang Brasilien – doch bei der Rückreise fing sein Schiff mitten auf dem Ozean Feuer und sank. Wallace rettete nur sein Leben, seine fantastische naturwissenschaftliche Sammlung ging verloren.Seine zweite Expedition führte ihn durch den malaiischen Archipel, wo er im Alleingang 125.000 naturwissenschaftliche Objekte sammelte, über 1000 Tier- und Pflanzenarten davon noch unbeschrieben – eine unglaubliche Leistung. Während der Reise entwickelte er auch eine Theorie über den Ursprung der Arten, die er brieflich an Charles Darwin sandte. Ein Jahr später erschien dessen Buch »Die Entstehung der Arten«, Darwin wurde weltberühmt und gilt seitdem als alleiniger Vater der Evolutionstheorie.Seit einiger Zeit wird in Fachkreisen heftig gestritten: Was für die einen Zufall oder Zeugnis der Zusammenarbeit zweier bedeutender Forscher ist, wird für andere zur übelsten Fälschungsaffäre der Biologiegeschichte. Matthias Glaubrecht geht zum 100. Todestag Wallaces den Fakten und Gerüchten um den unbekanntesten aller Titanen der Wissenschaftsgeschichte nach – das erste Buch über Wallace in Deutschland, ein Augenöffner für den Leser. Das erste deutsche Buch über Alfred Russel Wallace 100. Todestag am 7.11.2013 «Was er ausgesprochen hat, war wahrscheinlich das Einflussreichste was im 19. Jahrhundert gesagt worden ist.» Gregory Bateson

Charles Darwin

Author : Uwe Hoßfeld
ISBN : 9783642419614
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Originaltext und ausführlicher historischer Kommentar von Uwe Hoßfeld und Lennart Olsson. Dieses Buch bietet neben den berühmten Darwin-Wallace-Papers drei weitere frühe Schriften Charles Darwins, die seine ersten Schritte zu einer umfassenden Theorie der Evolution markieren und gewissermaßen die Vorgeschichte der Origins of Species erzählen. In höchst lesbarer und informativer Weise erschließt der Kommentar von Uwe Hoßfeld und Lennart Olsson den historischen wie theoretischen Horizont der Werke. Alle erforderlichen Informationen werden in kompakter und übersichtlicher Weise gebündelt. Der Band eignet sich daher nicht nur als erste Orientierung für Theorieeinsteiger, sondern stellt auch eine ideale Grundlage für Lektürekurse an Schule und Universität dar.

Darwin S Armada

Author : Iain McCalman
ISBN : 9781847377180
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Darwin's Armadatells the stories of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, Joseph Hooker and Alfred Wallace, four young amateur naturalists from Britain who voyaged to the southern hemisphere during the first half of the nineteenth century in search of adventure and scientific fame. It charts their thrilling voyages to the strange and beautiful lands of the southern hemisphere that reshaped the young mariners' scientific ideas and led them, on returning to Britain, to befriend fellow voyager Charles Darwin. All three crucially influenced the publication and reception of his Origin of Speciesin 1859, one of the formative texts of the modern world. For the first time the Darwinian revolution of ideas is seen as a genuinely collective enterprise and one that had its birth in a series of gripping and human travel adventures. Many of the most urgent ecological and social issues of our times are seen to be prefigured in this compelling story of intellectual discovery.

Cosmic Creationism Ken Wilber S Theory Of Evolution

Author : David Lane
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Beitraege Zur Theorie Der Nat Rlichen Zuchtwahl

Author : Alfred Russel Wallace
ISBN : BSB:BSB11006861
Genre : Natural selection
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Sex From Plato To Paglia A L

Author : Alan Soble
ISBN : 0313334242
Genre : Sex
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More than 150 alphabetically arranged entries on topics, thinkers, religions, movements, and concepts locate sexuality in its humanistic and social contexts.

Tatsache Evolution

Author : Ulrich Kutschera
ISBN : 342324707X
Genre : Evolution (Biology)
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Hunters Herders And Hamburgers

Author : Richard W. Bulliet
ISBN : 9780231503969
Genre : History
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Richard W. Bulliet has long been a leading figure in the study of human-animal relations, and in his newest work, Hunters, Herders, and Hamburgers, he offers a sweeping and engaging perspective on this dynamic relationship from prehistory to the present. By considering the shifting roles of donkeys, camels, cows, and other domesticated animals in human society, as well as their place in the social imagination, Bulliet reveals the different ways various cultures have reinforced, symbolized, and rationalized their relations with animals. Bulliet identifies and explores four stages in the history of the human-animal relationship-separation, predomesticity, domesticity, and postdomesticity. He begins with the question of when and why humans began to consider themselves distinct from other species and continues with a fresh look at how a few species became domesticated. He demonstrates that during the domestic era many species fell from being admired and even worshipped to being little more than raw materials for various animal-product industries. Throughout the work, Bulliet discusses how social and technological developments and changing philosophical, religious, and aesthetic viewpoints have shaped attitudes toward animals. Our relationship to animals continues to evolve in the twenty-first century. Bulliet writes, "We are today living through a new watershed in human-animal relations, one that appears likely to affect our material, social, and imaginative lives as profoundly as did the original emergence of domestic species." The United States, Britain, and a few other countries are leading a move from domesticity, marked by nearly universal familiarity with domestic species, to an era of postdomesticity, in which dependence on animal products continues but most people have no contact with producing animals. Elective vegetarianism and the animal-liberation movement have combined with new attitudes toward animal science, pets, and the presentation of animals in popular culture to impart a distinctive moral, psychological, and spiritual tone to postdomestic life.

The History Of Natural History

Author : Gavin D. R. Bridson
ISBN : UOM:39015079333848
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