Just Before the Origin

Alfred Russel Wallace's Theory of Evolution

by John Langdon Brooks



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/5/1999

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 304
ISBN : 9781583481110

About the Book

Just Before the Origin presents the theory of evolution through natural selection as it was developed by Russel Wallace and published in several essays written from 1848 through 1858, before Darwin’s Origin of the Species in 1889. And yet, Russel Wallace is almost unknown.

John Langdon Brooks acts as a scientific detective as he reveals Wallace’s theories and compares the insights of both men in this fascinating study.

About the Author

John Langdon Brooks is Division Director of Biotic Systems and Resources at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. Before joining the Foundation he was on the faculty of Yale University in the Department of Biology for 25 years. He is the author of numerous scientific publications in the field of ecology and evolution.