Wallace, Darwin, and the Practice of Natural History

@article{Fagan2007WallaceDA,
  title={Wallace, Darwin, and the Practice of Natural History},
  author={M. Fagan},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={40},
  pages={601-635}
}
  • M. Fagan
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Journal of the History of Biology
There is a pervasive contrast in the early natural history writings of the co-discoverers of natural selection, Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin. In his writings from South America and the Malay Archipelago (1848–1852, 1854–1862), Wallace consistently emphasized species and genera, and separated these descriptions from his rarer and briefer discussions of individual organisms. In contrast, Darwin’s writings during the Beagle voyage (1831–1836) emphasized individual organisms, and… Expand

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