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1. Alfred Russell Wallace survived 12 years in the tropics – including Borneo – collecting biological specimens to substantiate his theory of evolution. (Portrait, from English Heritage/Down House, of Wallace as a young man in the Malay Archipelago with two bird-of-paradise specimens.) 2. To Avi Sirlin, Wallace’s ‘biography, his narrative, were just screaming for fictional treatment’. – Aurora Metro Books

The forgotten co-father of evolution, Alfred Russell Wallace

21 December 2014

You might not have heard of Alfred Russell Wallace. And that’s a pity because he helped develop one of life’s most important scientific theories.

KUALA LUMPUR, 10 Dis -- Para pengunjung yang hadir ke pesta jualan buku Big Bad Wolf pastinya rambang mata dengan pelbagai buku yang dijual di sini.Pesta yang berlangsung dari 5 hingga 16 Disember itu dibuka kepada orang ramai 278 jam tanpa henti, dengan pelbagai buku dari dalam serta luar negara dijual dengan harga yang sangat murah.--fotoBERNAMA (2014) HAKCIPTA TERPELIHARA

Big Bad Wolf book sale extended to Dec 21 due to overwhelming demand

18 December 2014

Does this mean Malaysians are finally reading more?

This week’s books: Journeys of many kinds

16 December 2014

Both fiction and non-fiction books take us to hitherto unseen places.

Coffee table books for architecture lovers

16 December 2014

Five tomes that will make great holiday gifts.

Well-travelled: Writers (from left) Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh, Marco Ferrarese and Shivani Sivagurunathan sharing their thoughts on creating a sense of place in their works, during the George TownLiterary Festival 2014.

Writers discuss how places and spaces fit into their works

16 December 2014

Spaces, places and the in-betweens can pop up in writing in different and unexpected ways.

Marvel NOW: The relaunch of Marvel’s titles under Marvel NOW tagline has proven to be a great success.

Marvel at 75: True believers forever!

16 December 2014

Worlds Of Wonder: The first ever Marvel comic, Marvel Comics #1, was published 75 years ago. Here’s a look at how the company has changed the industry since then.

This photo provided by Little, Brown and Company shows the book cover of “You Are Here, by former astronaut Chris Hadfield. (AP Photo/Little, Brown and Company)

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield shares dazzling photos and life lessons in his books

14 December 2014

Embark on a journey into space with the words and pictures of one of the world’s most well-known astronauts.

;The Ruby Throne

New Elric graphic novel mines his decadent universe

9 December 2014

Michael Moorcock’s melancholy creation stars in a four-part graphic novel series from Titan Comics.

The End of NormalAuthor: James K. GalbraithPublisher: Simon & Schuster, 291 pages, non-fiction

Unleash your full potential with these reads

9 December 2014

You are what you think - books that show you ways to tap into your potential. Also, intriguing fiction that takes you on an adventure to different worlds.

The Homeland Directive by Robert Venditti, illustrated by Michael Huddleston

Graphic novel asks, how much privacy would you sacrifice to feel safe?

9 December 2014

Worlds of wonder: This superbly-illustrated graphic novel weighs privacy against protection.

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