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Jun 12, 2009 Miska rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anybody interested in history or biology.
A fascinating account of the life and times of Charles Darwin. The book details his family, the great journey he made on board of Beagle, the publication of his theory of evolution through natural selection and the uproar it caused. Wonderful stuff with absolutely wonderful black and white photographs and drawings.
In 1887, Julian Huxley, the brother of novelist Aldous Huxley and the grandson of agnostic biologist Thomas Henry Huxley, was born in Great Britain. Educated as a biologist at Oxford, he taught at Rice Institute, Houston (1912-1916), Oxford (1919-25) and Kings College (1925-1935). An ant specialist (he wrote a book called Ants in 1930), Huxley became Secretary of the Zoological Society of London ( ...moreMore about Julian Huxley...