Discourses: Biological and Geological


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Thomas Henry Hux­ley was an English biologist (comparative anatomist). He was the most effective supporter of Darwin's Theory of Evolution and had a strong interest in scientific education - in schools, universities, and for the general public . He has been described as "the pre­mier ad­vo­cate of sci­ence in the nine­teenth cen­tury [for] the whole Eng­lish-speak­ing world". This volume consists of popular lectures he gave on biology and geology and addresses he delivered on the same subjects to scientific bodies. (Summary by barbara2) (12 hr 43 min)

Chapters

Preface 12:17 Read by Barbara Baker
On a Piece of Chalk Pt 1 34:04 Read by Barbara Baker
On a Piece of Chalk, Pt 2 34:47 Read by Barbara Baker
The Problems of the Deep Sea Pt 1 33:30 Read by Barbara Baker
The Problems of the Deep Sea Pt 2 31:36 Read by Barbara Baker
On Some of the Results of the Expedition of H.M.S. Challenger Pt 1 30:54 Read by Barbara Baker
On Some of the Results of the Expedition of H.M.S. Challenger Pt 2 28:13 Read by Barbara Baker
On Some of the Results of the Expedition of H.M.S. Challenger Pt 3 33:43 Read by Barbara Baker
Yeast Pt 1 26:16 Read by Barbara Baker
Yeast Pt 2 28:32 Read by Barbara Baker
On the Formation of Coal Pt 1 18:27 Read by Barbara Baker
On the Formation of Coal Pt 2 29:26 Read by Barbara Baker
On the Border Territory Between the Animal and the Vegetable Kingdoms Pt 1 29:46 Read by Barbara Baker
On the Border Territory Between the Animal and the Vegetable Kingdoms Pt 2 36:17 Read by Barbara Baker
A Lobster or the Study of Zoology Pt 1 26:11 Read by Barbara Baker
A Lobster or the Study of Zoology Pt 2 35:57 Read by Barbara Baker
Biogenesis and Abiogenesis Pt 1 25:12 Read by Barbara Baker
Biogenesis and Abiogenesis Pt 2 23:08 Read by Barbara Baker
Biogenesis and Abiogenisis Pt 3 27:19 Read by Barbara Baker
Geological Contemporaneity and Persistent Types of Life Pt 1 29:48 Read by Barbara Baker
Geological Contemporaneity and Persistent Types of Life Pt 2 31:59 Read by Barbara Baker
Geological Reform Pt 1 33:23 Read by Barbara Baker
Geological Reform Pt 2 30:05 Read by Barbara Baker
Palaeontology and the Doctrine of Evolution Pt 1 25:39 Read by Barbara Baker
Palaeontology and the Doctrine of Evolution Pt 2 22:44 Read by Barbara Baker
Palaeontology and the Doctrine of Evolution Pt 3 18:17 Read by Barbara Baker
Palaentology and the Doctrine of Evolution Pt 4 25:30 Read by Barbara Baker