Andrew Berry: Alfred Russel Wallace, 18 May 2000
Show More Footsteps in the Forest: Alfred Russel Wallace in the Amazon by Sandra Knapp.
Natural History Museum, 96 pp., £16.95, November 1999, 0 565 09143 3Show More
“... intent on improving their ‘cabinets’. Wallace’s four years in the Amazon are chronicled by Sandra Knapp in Footsteps in the Forest, with excerpts from Wallace’s own account set alongside commentary based largely on her experiences as a field botanist in South America. Here we see him developing his distinctive professional characteristics. The ...”