The Malay Archipelago The Land of the Orang-Utan, and the Bird of Paradise : A Narrative of Travel, With Studies of Man and Nature - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

Of all the extraordinary Victorian travelogues, The Malay Archipelago has a fair claim to be the greatest - both as a beautiful, alarming, vivid and gripping account of some eight years' travel across the entire Malay world - from Singapore to the western edges of New Guinea - and as the record of a great mind. As Wallace, often under conditions of terrible hardship and sickness, battles through jungles, lives with headhunters, and collects beetles, butterflies and birds-of-paradise, he makes discoveries about the workings of biology that have shaped our view of the world ever since.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141394404
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 915.980422
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: lxxviii, 652
Weight: 524g
Height: 192mm
Width: 125mm
Spine width: 34mm