Alfred Russel Wallace
Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was an English naturalist and explorer who came up with the idea of ‘transmutation’ (now known as evolution) at around the same time as Darwin. Biographies about his life include Radical by Nature: The Revolutionary Life of Alfred Russel Wallace by Wallace scholar and evolutionary biologist James Costa (2022) and In Darwin’s Shadow (2002) by American science writer Michael Shermer.
Books by Alfred Russel Wallace
Interviews where books by Alfred Russel Wallace were recommended
The Malay Archipelago
by Alfred Russel Wallace
The Gay Archipelago: Sexuality and Nation in Indonesia
by Tom Boellstorff
Twilight in Jakarta
by Claire Holt and John McGlynn (translators) & Mochtar Lubis
Beauty is a Wound
by Annie Tucker (translator) & Eka Kurniawan
Rimbaud in Java: The Lost Voyage
by Jamie James
It’s a beautiful nation of islands with staggering levels of biodiversity. It’s also home to more than a quarter of a billion people, many of them Muslim. And yet, it gets little regular coverage in the western media. Krithika Varagur, journalist and author of The Call, talks us through the books that most inspired and informed her as she reported on Indonesia.