The Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace

The Malay Archipelago

By Alfred Russel Wallace

  • Release Date: 2013-12-17
  • Genre: Travel & Adventure
Download Now
The file download will begin after you complete the registration. Downloader's Terms of Service | DMCA

Description

“My journeys to the various islands were regulated by the seasons and the means of conveyance. I visited some islands two or three times at distant intervals, and in some cases had to make the same voyage four times over. A chronological arrangement would have puzzled my readers. They would never have known where they were, and my frequent references to the groups of islands, classed in accordance with the peculiarities of their animal productions and of their human inhabitants, would have been hardly intelligible. I have adopted, therefore, a geographical, zoological, and ethnological arrangement, passing from island to island in what seems the most natural succession, while I transgress the order in which I myself visited them, as little as possible.”

keyboard_arrow_up