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Alfred Russel Wallace
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British explorer and scientist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) proposed a theory of natural selection which encouraged Charles Darwin to publish his Theory of Evolution. His book The Malay Archipelago: The land of the orang-utan, and the bird of paradise. A narrative of travel with sketches of man and nature is drawn from eight years’ exploration of the southern Malay islands.