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Wallace in a Colored Spotlight

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Science  06 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5600, pp. 1894-1895
DOI: 10.1126/science.1079569

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In Darwin's Shadow. The Life and Science of Alfred Russel Wallace. A Biographical Study on the Psychology of History. Michael Shermer. Oxford University Press, New York, 2002. 442 pp. $35, £25. ISBN 0-19-514830-4.

This account of the life of the coauthor of the theory of natural selection and believer in spiritualism is centered around the question of why some thinkers can break out of the conventional mold while others do not.

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