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Tropical Nature and other Essays

Naturevolume 18pages140141 (1878) | Download Citation



MR. WALLACE tells us that the luxuriance and beauty of tropical nature is a well-worn theme and that there is little new to say about it, and yet he thinks that none have as yet attempted to give a general view of the phenomena which are essentially tropical or to determine the causes and conditions of those phenomena. Indeed many very erroneous ideas are commonly entertained about the charms of the tropics and about the brilliant tints of its flowers, and birds, and insects.

Tropical Nature and other Essays.

By Alfred R. Wallace. (London: Macmillan and Co., 1878.)

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