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Island Life Island Life, by Alfred Russel Wallace The Project Gutenberg EBook of Island Life, by Alfred Russel Wallace This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Titl Island Life Island Life, by Alfred Russel Wallace The Project Gutenberg EBook of Island Life, by Alfred Russel Wallace This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Island Life Or the Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras Author: Alfred Russel Wallace Release Date: April 17, 2010 [EBook #32021] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ISLAND LIFE *** Produced by StevenGibbs, Keith Edkins and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net Transcriber's note: A few typographical errors have been corrected: they are listed at the end of the text. * * * * * FRONTISPIECE [Illustration] ISLAND LIFE OR THE PHENOMENA AND CAUSES OF INSULAR FAUNAS AND FLORAS INCLUDING A REVISION AND ATTEMPTED SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEM OF GEOLOGICAL CLIMATES BY ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE AUTHOR OF "THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO," "THE GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF ANIMALS," "DARWINISM," ETC. SECOND AND REVISED EDITION London MACMILLAN AND CO. AND NEW YORK 1895 The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved * * * * * RICHARD CLAY AND SONS, LIMITED, LONDON AND BUNGAY. First Edition printed 1880 (Med. 8vo). Second Edition 1892 (Extra cr. 8vo). Reprinted 1895. * * * * * TO SIR JOSEPH DALTON HOOKER, K.C.S.I., C.B., F.R.S., ETC., ETC. WHO, MORE THAN ANY OTHER WRITER, HAS ADVANCED OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF PLANTS, AND ESPECIALLY OF INSULAR FLORAS, I Dedicate this Volume ON A KINDRED SUBJECT, AS A TOKEN OF ADMIRATION AND REGARD. * * * * * {vi} CORRECTIONS IN PRESENT ISSUE. The first issue of this Edition being exhausted, the opportunity is taken of making a few corrections, the most important of which are here stated:-- Page 163. Statement modified as to supposed glaciation of South Africa. Pages 174 and 338. Many geologists now hold that there was no great submergence during the glacial epoch. The passages referring to it have therefore been re-written. Page 182. Colonel Fielden's explanation of the occurrence of large trees on shores and in recent drift in high latitudes, is now added. " 272. A species of Carex peculiar to Bermuda is now given. " 356. Geomalacus maculosus, as a peculiar British species, is now omitted. Verbal alterations have also been made at pages 41, 105, 356, and 360. * * * * * {vii} PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION This edition has been carefully revised throughout, and owing to the great increase to our knowledge of


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Island Life Island Life, by Alfred Russel Wallace The Project Gutenberg EBook of Island Life, by Alfred Russel Wallace This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Titl Island Life Island Life, by Alfred Russel Wallace The Project Gutenberg EBook of Island Life, by Alfred Russel Wallace This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Island Life Or the Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras Author: Alfred Russel Wallace Release Date: April 17, 2010 [EBook #32021] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ISLAND LIFE *** Produced by StevenGibbs, Keith Edkins and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net Transcriber's note: A few typographical errors have been corrected: they are listed at the end of the text. * * * * * FRONTISPIECE [Illustration] ISLAND LIFE OR THE PHENOMENA AND CAUSES OF INSULAR FAUNAS AND FLORAS INCLUDING A REVISION AND ATTEMPTED SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEM OF GEOLOGICAL CLIMATES BY ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE AUTHOR OF "THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO," "THE GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF ANIMALS," "DARWINISM," ETC. SECOND AND REVISED EDITION London MACMILLAN AND CO. AND NEW YORK 1895 The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved * * * * * RICHARD CLAY AND SONS, LIMITED, LONDON AND BUNGAY. First Edition printed 1880 (Med. 8vo). Second Edition 1892 (Extra cr. 8vo). Reprinted 1895. * * * * * TO SIR JOSEPH DALTON HOOKER, K.C.S.I., C.B., F.R.S., ETC., ETC. WHO, MORE THAN ANY OTHER WRITER, HAS ADVANCED OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF PLANTS, AND ESPECIALLY OF INSULAR FLORAS, I Dedicate this Volume ON A KINDRED SUBJECT, AS A TOKEN OF ADMIRATION AND REGARD. * * * * * {vi} CORRECTIONS IN PRESENT ISSUE. The first issue of this Edition being exhausted, the opportunity is taken of making a few corrections, the most important of which are here stated:-- Page 163. Statement modified as to supposed glaciation of South Africa. Pages 174 and 338. Many geologists now hold that there was no great submergence during the glacial epoch. The passages referring to it have therefore been re-written. Page 182. Colonel Fielden's explanation of the occurrence of large trees on shores and in recent drift in high latitudes, is now added. " 272. A species of Carex peculiar to Bermuda is now given. " 356. Geomalacus maculosus, as a peculiar British species, is now omitted. Verbal alterations have also been made at pages 41, 105, 356, and 360. * * * * * {vii} PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION This edition has been carefully revised throughout, and owing to the great increase to our knowledge of

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Craig Ruaux

    I found this book fascinating. Alfred Russel Wallace is somewhat notorious as the man who nearly beat Charles Darwin to the punch, his paper On the Law which has regulated the Introduction of New Species. , Annals and Magazine of Natural History (ser. 2, 16: 184-196. Sep 1855), is a masterful work of intellect, and manages to sum up most of Darwin's arguments from On the Origin of Species in less than 2000 words. Wallace thought deeply about issues of animal distribution, and Island Life repr I found this book fascinating. Alfred Russel Wallace is somewhat notorious as the man who nearly beat Charles Darwin to the punch, his paper On the Law which has regulated the Introduction of New Species. , Annals and Magazine of Natural History (ser. 2, 16: 184-196. Sep 1855), is a masterful work of intellect, and manages to sum up most of Darwin's arguments from On the Origin of Species in less than 2000 words. Wallace thought deeply about issues of animal distribution, and Island Life represents the very beginning of the discipline we now call "Island Biogeography". Where it really gets interesting, though, is that at the time of Wallace's writing, the theory of plate tectonics had not been articulated. Wallace believed that land masses rise from the ocean and fall/erode back in, but had no idea that they drift over geological time frames. Reading his arguments now, with an understanding of modern place tectonics theory, one can't help but be impressed with the logical rigor he applies to construct a theory that we now know (to the best of our ability) is essentially completely wrong.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Harri

    Read this if your interested in why animals exist where they exist and the history of how we came to know this. Wallace's attention to detail was important for this book at the time that it was written, but reading at this time made it tough to get through some sections. I much preferred the second section and the last few chapters were incredible. The first section was a bit of a slog, although it is essential information and was still fascinating. The prologue is important to read as it puts W Read this if your interested in why animals exist where they exist and the history of how we came to know this. Wallace's attention to detail was important for this book at the time that it was written, but reading at this time made it tough to get through some sections. I much preferred the second section and the last few chapters were incredible. The first section was a bit of a slog, although it is essential information and was still fascinating. The prologue is important to read as it puts Wallace's view at the time in perspective with our more modern understanding.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

    Wallace's knowledge of animal and plant species of the world was truly phenomenal, allowing him to notice differences in their geographical distribution that would lead to his theorizing on evolution and spawn the field of biogeography. Not rated as I only managed to read a couple of introductory chapters without progressing to the latter ones discussing the more unique bioregions on the planet. Wallace's knowledge of animal and plant species of the world was truly phenomenal, allowing him to notice differences in their geographical distribution that would lead to his theorizing on evolution and spawn the field of biogeography. Not rated as I only managed to read a couple of introductory chapters without progressing to the latter ones discussing the more unique bioregions on the planet.

  4. 4 out of 5

    David Shapiro

    Read this book! If you have an interest in natural history of the study of evolution, than take the time to read this book. Wallace was a talented observer of life and his ideas are really quite brilliant.

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