He was impressed with the specimens she had collected while in West Africa, and encouraged her to continue. Like Kingsley, both Charles Darwin
and Alfred Russel Wallace
admitted to being highly indebted to Günther and...
's fast-moving and lively narrative is couched in an original stanza form consisting of four iambic couplets, of which the last ends in an alexandrine (a line with an extra foot). The life before...
's Moon: A Biography of Alfred Russel Wallace. It was reprinted in 1986.
By 1802: The smallpox vaccination method established...
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The smallpox vaccination method established by Edward Jenner
was coming into use around the world; in England about 100,000 people had been vaccinated, and the annual smallpox death rate (which had averaged about 3,000 per...
1844: The anonymous publication of Robert Chambers's...
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The anonymous publication of Robert Chambers
's Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation influenced the evolutionary thinking of Charles Darwin
and Alfred Wallace
1 July 1858: Papers on the theory of natural selection...