Huxley: From Devil's Disciple to Evolution's High Priest


"This racy biography of Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895) is a portrait of the modern age being born. Huxley was a superb scientist and Adrian Desmond writes about science as lucidly as anyone can, but Huxley was also the great apostle of Darwinism, and Desmond vividly sketches his ferocious assaults on the structures of Victorian society -- religion, class, education -- as he molded Darwin's scientific revolution into a social engine to overthrow the old order. The man and the historical transformation are one in this intensely dramatic, amusing account". -- New York Times

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, MA
Publication year:
  • 1999


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