Archipelago : Islands of Indonesia by Gavan Daws, Marty Fujita, John C. Sawhill, Edward O. Wilson
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Archipelago : Islands of Indonesia
Gavan Daws, Marty Fujita, John C. Sawhill, Edward O. Wilson
University of California Press; 1st Edition. edition (November 23, 1999)
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Wallace, who traveled for eight years in the archipelago, was one of the greatest field naturalists and nature writers of his century. No one was more skilled in observing and describing living things. A prodigious collector, he was the first to bring living birds of paradise to the West. And he was a great thinker, a theorist as formidable as any on earth. This magnificent account of a true explorer sweeps from the time of Wallace's nineteenth-century discoveries in biogeography to the looming biodiversity crisis of the twenty-first centuryfrom the exploration of natural wonders to the exploitation of natural resources. The result is a history that powerfully portrays the intricate connections of human life and natural life.
This unique story, published by the University of California Press in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy, is resplendently presented with maps, archival materials, and more than 200 color photographs.
A portion of the proceeds from this book will go toward conservation efforts in Indonesia