2019 Humboldt and the Web of Life
The Malay Archipelago is an El Dorado for naturalists. Even before Charles Darwin published his theory on the origin of species, the biodiversity of the islands once led a certain Alfred Russel Wallace to the answer to the question: Where does the abundance of species come from? This thought transformed eventually into the question of all questions: Where do we come from? The archipelago with its unusual inhabitants helped Alfred Russel Wallace to reach conclusions that would change the world. Until today, this world keeps fascinating scientists. In Borneo and Sulawesi, Dirk Steffens traces back the footsteps of Alfred Russel Wallace.