Palm Trees Of The Amazon And Their Uses

By: Alfred Russel Wallace
Published By: Double9 Books
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Alfred Russel Wallace is most known for his contributions to the theory of evolution by natural selection. He is a British explorer, naturalist, and scientist. His extensive travels to remote parts of the world, particularly the Amazon rainforest, are especially well-known. In his book "Palm Trees of the Amazon and Their Uses," Wallace provides a full explanation of the many different types of palm trees that can be found in the Amazon rainforest as well as how the people utilize them. He details the many resources that the palms provide, such as food, shelter, medicine, and other essentials for surviving in the jungle. The social and cultural practices of the indigenous people who rely on these palm trees are also discussed by Wallace. He also talks about the financial potential of these palms and their importance in the global trade of other goods. Throughout the whole book, Wallace emphasizes the need of preserving the Amazon rainforest and its diversity of plant and animal life. He calls attention to the dreadful consequences that deforestation and resource exploitation may have on the environment and the lives of indigenous people who depend on it. The book "Palm Trees of the Amazon and Their Uses" adds a lot to our knowledge of the Amazon rainforest and the value it has for both the locals and the rest of the world.

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Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace was an English naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, biologist, and illustrator who lived from 8 January 1823 to 7 November 1913. His own development of the theory of evolution through natural selection is what made him most famous. Charles Darwin's earlier papers on the subject were also excerpted in his 1858 paper, which was published in the same year. In response, Darwin rapidly wrote an abstract of the "great species book" he was composing, which he then published in 1859 as "On the Origin of Species. Beginning in the Amazon River basin, Wallace conducted considerable fieldwork. The Wallace Line, which divides the Indonesian archipelago into two distinct parts and is now known as the Wallace Line, was discovered by him while conducting fieldwork in the Malay Archipelago. In the western portion, where the animals are large and of Asian origin, and in the eastern portion, where the fauna reflects Australasia. He is frequently referred to as the "father of biogeography," or more specifically, of zoogeography, and was thought to be the foremost authority on the geographic distribution of animal species in the 19th century.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 118 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358715227
  • ISBN-13: 9789358715224
  • Item Weight: 141.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.92 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Trees & Forests,Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Botany,Nature / Ecology