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Science  05 Nov 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5698, pp. 980
DOI: 10.1126/science.1105547

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An Elusive Victorian The Evolution of Alfred Russel Wallace. By Martin Fichman. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2004. 392 pp. $40, £28. ISBN 0-226-24613-2.

Through an exploration of key themes, the author interprets Wallace's work as an attempt to integrate his scientific and humanistic interests in a unified vision of humanity's place in nature.