WALLACE, ALFRED RUSSEL:
Title The World of Life. A Manifestation of Creative Power, Directive Mind and Ultimate Purpose. Second edition.
Publisher London, Chapman Hall, 1911 2nd edition.
Seller ID 78477
Hardback, 9 x 5.5 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. Top edges gilt. In good condition. Fading to psine and top of front board. Cloth darkened, corners bumped and edges and ends of spine rubbed. Endpapers darkened with loose Times newspaper article loose in front. Relevant contemporary newspaper cutting loose in front. A couple of minor spots to page edges, Else a clean and tight copy. 408pp. Illustrated with 110 b&w plates and ills. within in text. Alfred Russel Wallace was a naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist. He is best known for independently proposing a theory of evolution due to natural selection that prompted Charles Darwin to publish his own theory. Here he sums up his work on biology and on the Darwinian theory of evolution. In addition, he extends the scope and application of the theory and explains many of the phenomena of living things thought to be beyond its range. He discusses natural selection, the chromosome theory of inheritance and Galton's numerical law of inheritance.
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