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Henry Walter Bates

Henry Walter Bates Biography

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ABOUT
Naturalist who traversed the Amazon rainforest and noted animal mimicry.
BEFORE FAME
He accompanied the expedition of Alfred Russel Wallace, his mentor and teacher, to the tropics.

FAMILY LIFE
He was born in Leicester into a middle class family.
ASSOCIATED WITH
One of the goals of his journey was to find evidence for Charles Darwin theory on the origin of species.
TRIVIA
By recording the different ways rainforest animals and insects imitated other life forms or inanimate objects, he lent further support to the theory of evolution.

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