Wilson, John, G., The Forgotten Naturalist: In search of Alfred Russel Wallace, Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty Ltd, Victoria, 2000.
Foreword by Professor Sir Ghillean Prance FRS
Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
This book is about a great man, Alfred Russel Wallace. With Charles Darwin, he was the co-discoverer of the theory of evolution by natural selection, but few people today know of him. The aim of this book, is to remedy this ignorance and restore the name of Wallace to its rightful place.
John Wilson had a long medical career spanning general practice to paediatrics as a Senior Consulting Physician. Dr Wilson, a distant relative of Alfred Russel Wallace travelled extensively in England, Malaysia and Indonesia researching this book.
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