"As an expertly illustrated travelogue, nature book, sea tale, and biography, Severin's work qualifies as great entertainment. (b&w and color illustrations) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
Following in the footsteps of Alfred Wallace, the 19th-century naturalist who perhaps beat Darwin in formulating a theory of evolution, author/explorer Severin (The China Voyage, 1995, etc.) sails among the island groups of eastern Indonesia, assessing the differences a century and a half has made on the region's flora and fauna.
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