1889. English naturalist, evolutionist, geographer, anthropologist, and social critic and theorist, who spent many years in the Malay Archipelago. On the basis of his observations of its flora and fauna he arrived at the theory of natural selection independent of Darwin; learning of their co-discovery led them to publish it in a joint paper. An American lecture tour became the inspiration for one of his major works, Darwinism, which consists largely of the topics he had lectured on, presented one chapter at a time. It remains one of his most frequently cited works. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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