Autobiography and Selected Essays
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Autobiography and Selected Essays

By Thomas Henry Huxley
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An accomplished biologist, Thomas Henry Huxley was committed to Darwin's theories. This collection of autobiographical and scientific essays illuminates his life and accomplishments and is essential reading for scholars of scientific history. Included are essays, On a Piece of Chalk," On Improving Natural Knowledge," and On the Physical Basis of Life."

Table of Contents
  • AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND SELECTED ESSAYS
  • Edited, with introduction and notes by Ada L. F. Snell Associate Professor Of English Mount Holyoke College Riverside College Classics Copyright 1909
  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION
  • I — THE LIFE OF HUXLEY
  • II — SUBJECT-MATTER, STRUCTURE, AND STYLE
  • III — SUGGESTED STUDIES IN SUBJECT-MATTER, STRUCTURE, AND STYLE
  • THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY — AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1
  • ON THE ADVISABLENESS OF IMPROVING NATURAL KNOWLEDGE 19
  • A LIBERAL EDUCATION 49
  • ON A PIECE OF CHALK 57
  • THE PRINCIPAL SUBJECTS OF EDUCATION 76
  • THE METHOD OF SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION 86
  • ON THE PHYSICAL BASIS OF LIFE 92
  • ON CORAL AND CORAL REEFS 110
  • NOTES
  • AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • ON THE ADVISABLENESS OF IMPROVING NATURAL KNOWLEDGE
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