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An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles: Campfire Conversations with Alfred Russell Wallace on People and Nature Based on Common Travel in the Malay Archipelago, The Land of the Orangutan and
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Publisher Editions Didier Millet
Publication date December 16, 2012
Pages 416
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9789814385206
ISBN-10 9814385204
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8 in.
Weight 1.38 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles follows the Victorian-era explorations of Alfred Russel Wallace through Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. While Wallace is recognized as co-discoverer of the theory of natural selection (and was perhaps deliberately sidelined by Darwin) he was also an edgy social commentator and a voracious collector of “natural productions". Sochaczewski, author of Sultan and the Mermaid Queen and co-author of Soul of the Tiger, has created an innovative form of storytelling - combining incisive biography and personal travelogue. He examines themes about which Wallace cared deeply -- women’s power, why boys leave home, the need to collect, our relationship with other species, humanity’s need to control nature and how this leads to nature destruction, arrogance, the role of ego and greed, white-brown and brown-brown colonialism, serendipity, passion, mysticism -- and interprets them through his own filter with layers of humor, history, social commentary and sometimes-outrageous personal tales.



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9789814385206 | details & prices | 416 pages | 5.75 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.38 lbs | List price $14.95
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