9781573927062

Thomas Henry Huxley: The Evolution of a Scientist

Lyons, Sherrie L.

ISBN 10: 1573927066 / 1-57392-706-6
ISBN 13: 9781573927062
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95) was the foremost advocate of Darwin's theory of evolution, which he was "prepared to go to the stake" to defend. The controversies surrounding Darwin in the Victorian age became a vehicle for Huxley to gain power in intellectual, institutional, and political arenas.

Yet in this investigation of Huxley's motivations in science, Sherrie L. Lyons uncovers Huxley's skepticism of two basic tenets of Darwin's theory - natural selection and gradualism. His criticism of Darwinian science as being too simplistic led to a strengthening of evolutionary theory, rather than a weakening of it. A self-appointed defender of truth, Huxley developed his own research program, examining philosophy prior to Darwin in an effort to fill the holes in evolutionary theory. Lyons also looks at Huxley's conversion from saltation to gradualism, and his views on progression and the fossil record.

As Huxley's interest in developmental morphology continues to be crucial in studying problems in comparative anatomy, embryology, paleontology, and evolution, this book is essential to students of Darwin, Huxley, and the scientific enterprise.

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Thomas Henry Huxley: The Evolution of a Scientist: Search Results

1.
Thomas Henry Huxley (ISBN: 1573927066 / 1-57392-706-6)
Lyons, Sherrie L.
ISBN 10: 1573927066
ISBN 13: 9781573927062
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1573927066

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 35.40
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
2.
Thomas Henry Huxley: The Evolution of a Scientist (ISBN: 1573927066 / 1-57392-706-6)
Lyons, Sherrie L.
ISBN 10: 1573927066
ISBN 13: 9781573927062
Bookseller: Nataraj Books, Inc. (Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Prometheus Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1573927066 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI210671714

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 38.71
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
3.
Thomas Henry Huxley: The Evolution of a Scientist (ISBN: 1573927066 / 1-57392-706-6)
Lyons, Sherrie L.
ISBN 10: 1573927066
ISBN 13: 9781573927062
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Prometheus Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1573927066

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 57.79
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
4.
Thomas Henry Huxley: The Evolution of a Scientist (ISBN: 1573927066 / 1-57392-706-6)
Lyons, Sherrie L.
ISBN 10: 1573927066
ISBN 13: 9781573927062
Bookseller: Murray Media (MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 3

Book Description: Prometheus Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111573927066

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 99.18
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
5.
Thomas Henry Huxley: The Evolution of a Scientist (ISBN: 1573927066 / 1-57392-706-6)
Lyons, Sherrie L.
ISBN 10: 1573927066
ISBN 13: 9781573927062
Bookseller: Revaluation Books (Exeter, DEV, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Prometheus Books, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 339 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1573927066

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 90.03
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book