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Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 Evidence as to Man’s Place in Nature (1863) has been considered the most important of Thomas Huxley’s Darwinian writings. Despite warnings from friends that publishing an argument in support of evolution could ruin his career, it in

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 Evidence as to Man’s Place in Nature (1863) has been considered the most important of Thomas Huxley’s Darwinian writings. Despite warnings from friends that publishing an argument in support of evolution could ruin his career, it in fact did the opposite. This book did much to facilitate the general acceptance of Darwinism in Huxley’s day. Huxley demonstrates that humans are a part of the natural order of things and not radically separate from other animals. Anyone interested in the history of the Darwinian revolution or in early anthropology can benefit by reading this book.

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ISBN-13:
9781411467958
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author



Thomas H. Huxley was born in 1825 in the English country village of Ealing. His father was a schoolteacher, but Huxley received little regular schooling and was largely self-taught.  Often called an atheist or a materialist, Huxley later coined the term “agnostic” to describe his own philosophical system of belief after finding that none of the various other “isms” properly described his views. 

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