Quotes by Alfred Russel Wallace

About Alfred Russel Wallace:

Alfred Russel Wallace is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection; his paper on the subject was jointly published with some of Charles Darwin's writings in 1858. This prompted Darwin to publish his own ideas in On the Origin of Species. Wallace did extensive fieldwork, first in the Amazon River basin and then in the Malay Archipelago, where he identified the faunal divide now termed the Wallace Line, which separates the Indonesian archipelago into two distinct parts: a western portion in which the animals are largely of Asian origin, and an eastern portion where the fauna reflect Australasia.

Author Bio

  • NameAlfred Russel Wallace
  • DescriptionBritish naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist
  • AliasesWallace; Alfred R. Wallace
  • BornJanuary 8, 1823
  • DiedNovember 7, 1913
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionMathematician; Biologist; Explorer; Anthropologist; Author; Zoologist; Naturalist
  • AwardsFellow Of The Royal Society; Order Of Merit; Copley Medal; Royal Medal