Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 2:00pm
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Haller Hall, enter at 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Eight Extraordinary Years of Scientific Travel: Alfred Russel Wallace’s Malay Archipelago

Andrew Berry, Lecturer on Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Alfred Russel Wallace, who co-discovered the theory of evolution by natural selection with Charles Darwin, was a remarkable scientist-explorer. His eight years of travel in Southeast Asia (1854–1862) greatly influenced his scientific thinking and resulted in the discovery of thousands of new species, as well as a wonderful account of his journeys, The Malay Archipelago. To celebrate the release of a new edition of this classic work, Andrew Berry will tell Wallace’s extraordinary story, discussing how the book originated and how it shaped future generations of scientific travel.

Harvard Museum of Natural History lecture. Regular museum admission rates apply. Free event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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