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Description: The Malay Archipelago : Paperback : Periplus Editions : 9780794605636 : 079460563X : 15 Sep 2008 : Includes details about pre-modern life in Malay, an Indonesian archipelago. The Book Depository The Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russell Wallace - shop the best deal online on thebookbug.co.uk

 

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Author: SEA WARRIOR

Rating: 5

Review: I was put onto this book when I caught the final ten minutes of a documentary on some obscure TV channel. The presenter suggested that Wallace had been seen off by a history that paid more attention to Darwin. Having read Darwin's (somewhat dreary) masterpiece, I was keen to compare the two books. 'The Malay Archipelago' is long, occasionally deeply scientific, but, in sum, one fantastic read. All sorts of 'ists' will find something in it to interest them: naturalists; ornithologists; lepidopterists; anthropologists; geologists; volcanologists - and others. But the joy of this fruit-cake of a book is in the mix - or is it batter? Binding the science ingredients together is a terrific travelogue. Who might enjoy this lengthy read? Anyone thinking of spending more than a week or two in Indonesia. Anyone wanting to improve their powers of observation and written description. And anyone who likes fruit-cake. P.S. The book is not illustrated so opting for the Kindle version makes sense.

 

Author: andrew rutherford

Rating: 1

Review: This book is not as you are lead to believe by the "Look inside" advertising feature.The text in the book you will receive is a tightly cramped dark block centered in a page in which it could easily be almost twice the size. The result is a horrible experience to try to read. On complaining about this and returning the book for refund you will probably be told as I was that the "Look inside" feature is not intended to show you a representation of the Text size or Format !, but to show you an example of the words used on the pages.! ! This experience has cost me a loss in postage of £17.33. And as I was foolish enough to try again and order a second but different edition copy that states on the cover of the book"Large print Edition" I am now in receipt of another book with a horrible text and type face, that I just cannot afford to return ! My total losses are now a very large sum of money for a book that I will not ever find readable. Why Amazon and the sellers continue to show a piece of "Look inside text" of a book you not about to receive and that does not in any way bear a resemblance to the ugly item you will receive is beyond me , I can only assume they are aware that very few people would buy these books if they presented them truthfully , and they are in the business of moving produce not satisfying customers. Please be warned and save your hard earned money.

 

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