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Book Title: The Spice Islands Voyage: The Quest for the Man Who Shared Darwin's Discovery of Evolution|
The size of the: 862 KB
Edition: Da Capo Press
Date of issue: March 18th 1998
ISBN 13: 9780786705184
The author of the book: Tim Severin
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books The Spice Islands Voyage: The Quest for the Man Who Shared Darwin's Discovery of Evolution:In a replica of the boat that naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace himself sailed 140 years before him - a prahu, as these sleek Stone Age sailing vessels were called - and with Wallace's own book, The Malay Archipelago, as his guide, Severin embarks on a venture that takes him and his small crew through sparkling coral seas to remote shorelines where they encounter such exotic creatures as green turtles and Red Birds of Paradise, flying foxes and Bird-Winged Butterflies. Not only do they discover the unusual flora and fauna that Wallace had recorded in his travels but they also observe the smuggling of rare birds, the destruction of the rainforest, and the selling of endangered species for small fortunes as well as the survival of ancient rituals in tribal rule and the emergence of an environmental awareness among the Indonesian islanders.
Read information about the authorTim Severin is a British explorer, historian and writer. Severin is noted for his work in retracing the legendary journeys of historical figures. Severin was awarded both the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society and the Livingstone Medal of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. He received the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for his 1982 book The Sindbad Voyage.
He was born Timothy Severin in Assam, India in 1940. Severin attended Tonbridge School and studied geography and history at Keble College, Oxford.
Severin has also written historical fiction along with non fiction. The Viking Series, first published in 2005, concerns a young Viking adventurer who travels the world. In 2007 he published The Adventures of Hector Lynch series set in the late 17th century about a 17-year-old Corsair.
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