Readership: General readers interested in the history of science, evolution, the Victorian era, and in the life and work of Alfred Russel Wallace, as well as historians of science and biology.
Edited by John van Wyhe, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Kees Rookmaaker, Wallace Online, National University of Singapore, and With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough
John van Wyhe is a historian of science, Senior Lecturer in the Departments of Biological Sciences & History and a Fellow of Tembusu College at the National University of Singapore. He is the founder and Director of Darwin Online and Wallace Online, Professorial Fellow of Charles Darwin University, Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and a Scientific Associate
of the Natural History Museum (London). He lectures and broadcasts on Darwin, Wallace, and the history of science around the world.
Kees Rookmaaker is a biologist specialising in the history of zoology. He has worked for the past eight years on Darwin and Wallace, including bibliography and transcriptions of notebooks and letters. He has also edited detailed surveys of all letters received by the Museum of Zoology, University in Cambridge during the 19th century. He is the author of over 200 papers and several books. He received the Founder's Medal of the Society for the History of Natural History.
"The book is a valuable addition to the literature on Wallace. The editing is scrupulous and detailed but not intrusive. The texts have been retranscribed and corrected. The illustrations are attractive and judiciously chosen. This is an excellent introduction to the formative years." - Peter Raby, Literary Review
"it is good to have these letters in âhard copyâ, and, at Â£16.99, this volume represents excellent value." - Caroline Cornish, Journal of Historical Geography