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Huxley : from devil's disciple to evolution's high priest

Author: Adrian J Desmond
Publisher: Reading, Mass : Addison-Wesley, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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T.H. Huxley (1825-1895) was Darwin's bloody-fanged bulldog. His giant scything intellect shook a prim Victorian society; his "Devil's gospel" of evolution outraged. He put "agnostic" into the vocabulary and cave men into the public consciousness. Adrian Desmond's fiery biography with its panoramic view of Dickensian life explains how this agent provocateur rose to become the century's greatest prophet. Synoptic in
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biografía
Named Person: Thomas Henry Huxley; Thomas Henry Huxley; Thomas Henry Huxley; Thomas Henry Huxley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian J Desmond
ISBN: 0201959879 9780201959871
OCLC Number: 37300577
Notes: Originally published as 2 separate volumes: Huxley : the devil's disciple and Huxley : evolution's high priest. London : M. Joseph, 1994.
Description: xx, 820 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Devils Disciple; 18251846: Dreaming My Own Dreams; 18461850: The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea; 18501858: Lost in the Wilderness; 18581865: The New Luther; 1865-1870: The Scientific Swell; Evolutions High Priest; 18701884: Marketing the New Nature; 18851895: The Old Lion.
Responsibility: Adrian Desmond.
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Champion of modern education, creator of an intellectually dominated profession, T.H. Huxley epitomized the rise of the middle classes as they clawed power from the Anglican elite. Written with  Read more...

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