Into the Heart of Borneo

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Into the Heart of Borneo Jennifer Clift 2/12/08 Book Review To me Into the Heart of Borneo is different from other books typically assigned for reading and other travel stories because O’Hanlon provided so many interesting connectors from his own life and his other studies into this book. One example of this that is especially interesting is that he makes many references to Darwin. After looking in to this I discovered that O’Hanlon actually wrote other books about Darwin, so it makes sense that he would naturally apply his findings and research to everyday situations. He makes many references to Darwin’s beliefs, contemplates the accuracy of his beliefs, and sometimes when O’Hanlon is describing people he adds the characteristic of whether or not they believe in what Darwin said. Once in the text he compares Darwin’s thoughts on the evolution of the brain with that of another- Wallace (a man who discovered many species of Borneo). After doing some research I discovered that Wallace actually wrote (in the late 1800s) about Darwin and supported many of his views. In the text O’Hanlon writes, “One look at Dana and Leon and Inghai was enough to convince any sensible man that in the great nineteenth-century debate about the
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course IDST 2205 taught by Professor Carter during the Spring '08 term at GCSU.

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