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This delightful and insightful series of essays on the practice of science was written by one of the great minds of the 19th century, Thomas Henry Huxley, a great friend and defender of Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution by natural selection. It includes Huxley's autobiography and essays covering improving natural knowledge; a liberal education; on a piece of chalk; the principle subjects of education; the method of scientific investigation; on the physical basis of life; and a postscript: a review of Huxley's life and work. Highly understandable and very pertinent in this age of doubt.
©2016 David Christopher Lane (P)2016 David Christopher Lane
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By Jan on 05-09-16

An interesting lecture

A collection of what, today, would be doctoral theses relating to natural history and it's study. He felt closer to mechanical engineering, but saw physiology as it's counterpart, and did tolerate the push into medicine. Following a tour as ship's surgeon, he was then pushed unhappily into paleontology with the Royal Society, and served in that capacity for 31 years. These essays arise from that service.
Roland Sickenberger did quite well in his narration of this rather dry material by providing the voice of an invested lecturer.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBOOM."

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By Mary Karowski on 05-12-16

Fantastic early view of science

Wonderful travel back into the 1800's for a scientific view from one of the most famous naturalists. Wonderfully simple explanation of the scientific method and its daily used. Educates people on how their daily decisions and observations are extensions of the scientific method. Enjoyed it thoroughly. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review

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