Apes, angels, and Victorians: the story of Darwin, Huxley, and evolution

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McGraw-Hill, 1955 - Biography & Autobiography - 399 pages
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An interesting and well-written biography of two of the great Victorian scientists, Charles Darwin and his bulldog, Thomas Henry Huxley. Darwin formulated the theory of evolution through natural ... Read full review

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A lovely book, in the style of old historians, who were as much story tellers as they were knowledgeable. The author tells the tale of a great change of thought during the Victorian period.
Although
the language may seem a bit distant to the modern ear, if you give it a chance, it will speak to you.
The great debate between Huxley and Bishop Wilberforce is portrayed here with more skill than any other account of the event. Read it if you want to understand what it was like to be there.
 

Contents

Revolution in a Classroom
3
A Scientific Odyssey
9
A Prophet in His Own Country
26
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