Huxley at Work

With the Scientific Correspondence of T. H. Huxley and the Rev. Dr George Gordon of Birnie, near Elgin

  • MichaelĀ Collie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Part One

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Collie
      Pages 3-11
    3. Michael Collie
      Pages 12-25
    4. Michael Collie
      Pages 26-34
    5. Michael Collie
      Pages 35-68
    6. Michael Collie
      Pages 69-86
  3. Part Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Michael Collie
      Pages 93-141
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 142-158

About this book


The previously unpublished correspondence of T.H.Huxley with Rev. George Gordon is an important new addition to the literature on Huxley and Victorian science. The correspondence is self-contained and wholely scientific, concerning the unexpected discovery of reptilian fossils and footprints near Elgin, and relates to a most important aspect of Huxley's career: defining the relationship between geology and palaentology. The letters are complemented by an incisive analysis of Huxley's work as a palaentologist and the development of his views on evolution.


evolution fossil geology

Authors and affiliations

  • MichaelĀ Collie
    • 1
  1. 1.York UniversityTorontoCanada

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