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An Ugly Baby

Andrew Berry: Alfred Russel Wallace

18 May 2000
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 3
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... collectors, their trip underwritten by the sale of specimens to museums and to wealthy amateurs intent on improving their ‘cabinets’. Wallace’s four years in the Amazon are chronicled by SandraKnapp 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 ...

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