With an insatiable curiosity, keen observation, and intrepid spirit, Alfred Russel Wallace was one of the greatest scientific explorers of the modern era. His extensive exploration of the Malay Archipelago from 1854 to 1862 brought him to encounters with new species, cultures, and ideas. His eagerness to share observations, and his humble demeanor led to fruitful exchanges with local people and eminent scientists of his time, resulting in his significant and foundational contributions to the fields of evolution and biogeography.
Alfred Russel Wallace's Life (1823-1913)
Alfred Russel Wallace in the Malay Archipelago (1854-1862)
Wallace, on his journey to the Malay Archipelago [Chapter XX, 'My Life']