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The Malay Archipelago, Volume 1

By Wallace, Alfred Russell

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Title: The Malay Archipelago, Volume 1  
Author: Wallace, Alfred Russell
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Wallace, A. R. (n.d.). The Malay Archipelago, Volume 1. Retrieved from http://www.worldebooklibrary.com/


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PREFACE: My readers will naturally ask why I have delayed writing this book for six years after my return; and I feel bound to give them full satisfaction on this point. When I reached England in the spring of 1862, I found myself surrounded by a room full of packing cases containing the collections that I had, from time to time, sent home for my private use. These comprised nearly three thousand birdskins of about one thousand species, at least twenty thousand beetles and butterflies of about seven thousand species, and some quadrupeds and land shells besides. A large proportion of these I had not seen for years, and in my then weakened state of health, the unpacking, sorting, and arranging of such a mass of specimens occupied a long time.

Table of Contents
· PREFACE. · CHAPTER I. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY. · CHAPTER II. SINGAPORE. · CHAPTER III. MALACCA AND MOUNT OPHIR. · CHAPTER IV. BORNEO—THE ORANGUTAN. · CHAPTER V. BORNEO—JOURNEY INTO THE INTERIOR. · CHAPTER VI. BORNEO—THE DYAKS. · CHAPTER VII. JAVA · CHAPTER VIII. SUMATRA. · CHAPTER IX. NATURAL HISTORY OF THE INDO-MALAY ISLANDS. · CHAPTER X. BALI AND LOMBOCK. · CHAPTER XI. LOMBOCK: MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE PEOPLE. · CHAPTER XII. LOMBOCK: HOW THE RAJAH TOOK THE CENSUS. · CHAPTER XIII. TIMOR. · CHAPTER XIV. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE TIMOR GROUP. · CHAPTER XV. CELEBES. · CHAPTER XVI. CELEBES. · CHAPTER XVII. CELEBES. · CHAPTER XVIII. NATURAL HISTORY OF CELEBES. · CHAPTER XIX. BANDA. · CHAPTER XX. AMBOYNA.

 

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