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Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

Volume 1

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Darwin, Evolution and Genetics

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108040457

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  • Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95), the English biologist and naturalist, was known as 'Darwin's Bulldog', and is best remembered today for his vociferous support for Darwin's theory of evolution. He was, however, an influential naturalist, anatomist and religious thinker, who coined the term 'agnostic' to describe his own beliefs. Almost entirely self-educated, he became an authority in anatomy and palaeontology, and after the discovery of the archaeopteryx, he was the first to suggest that birds had evolved from dinosaurs. He was also a keen promoter of scientific education who strove to make science a paid profession, not dependent on patronage or wealth. Published in 1903, this three-volume work, edited by his son Leonard Huxley, is the second and most complete edition of Huxley's biography and selected letters. Volume 1 covers the period 1825–69, including his expedition to Australasia and the publication of the On the Origin of Species (1859).

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108040457
    • length: 482 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. 1825–42
    2. 1841–46
    3. 1846–49
    4. 1848–50
    5. 1850–54
    6. 1851–54
    7. 1851–53
    8. 1854
    9. 1855
    10. 1855–58
    11. 1857–58
    12. 1859–60
    13. 1859
    14. 1859–60
    15. 1860–63
    16. 1860–61
    17. 1861–63
    18. 1864
    19. 1865
    20. 1866
    21. 1867
    22. 1868
    23. 1869.

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    Leonard Huxley

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    Thomas Henry Huxley

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