Huxley at Work

Huxley at Work
Author: Michael Collie
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN: 1349111112
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Huxley at Work Book Excerpt:

The previously unpublished correspondence of T.H.Huxley with Rev.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.

Thomas Henry Huxley A Sketch Of His Life And Work

Thomas Henry Huxley  A Sketch Of His Life And Work
Author: P. Chalmers Sir Mitchell
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2022-08-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Henry Huxley A Sketch Of His Life And Work Book Excerpt:

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work" by P. Chalmers Sir Mitchell. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The Major Prose of Thomas Henry Huxley

The Major Prose of Thomas Henry Huxley
Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780820318646
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Major Prose of Thomas Henry Huxley Book Excerpt:

Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895) was one of the intellectual giants of Victorian England. A surgeon by training, he became the principal exponent of Darwinism and popularizer of "scientific naturalism." Huxley was a prolific essayist, and his writings put him at the center of intellectual debate in England during the later half of the nineteenth century. The Major Prose of Thomas Henry Huxley fills a very real and pressing chasm in history of science books, bringing together almost all of Huxley's major nontechnical prose, including Man's Place in Nature and both "Evolution in Ethics" and its "Prolegomena."

Aldous Huxley and Alternative Spirituality

Aldous Huxley and Alternative Spirituality
Author: Jake Poller
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-08-12
ISBN: 9004406905
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aldous Huxley and Alternative Spirituality Book Excerpt:

Aldous Huxley and Alternative Spirituality offers an analysis of Huxley’s spiritual interests, spanning both mysticism and Western esotericism. With this methodology, Jake Poller generates new insights into Huxley’s work and draws revealing parallels between Huxley’s ideas and the New Age.

Thomas Huxley

Thomas Huxley
Author: Paul White
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780521649674
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Huxley Book Excerpt:

This biography of Thomas Huxley reflects on the historical significance of scientific authority.

The Educational Prophecies of Aldous Huxley

The Educational Prophecies of Aldous Huxley
Author: Ronald Zigler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN: 1317565762
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Educational Prophecies of Aldous Huxley Book Excerpt:

The visionary legacy of Aldous Huxley is as relevant today as ever. Huxley possessed a sober understanding of the human condition as well as an inspired vision of the human potential. This volume presents an interdisciplinary examination and appreciation of Aldous Huxley’s three visionary novels – Brave New World (1932), Ape and Essence (1948), and Island (1962) – to reveal the extent to which Huxley’s prognoses into our possible futures was prophetic. The author assesses each novel to reveal the foresights that define our current educational, social, religious, political, and economic institutions, while also exposing our conflicts within those institutions. This volume examines the educational, cultural and technological changes that have shaped our society since Huxley’s work, with special reference to the enduring legacy of educational philosopher John Dewey. It offers profound insights into the educational forces and moral foundations of our society that shape us, both inside and outside of our schools. It is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on all three of Huxley’s visionary novels and detail their relevance to our world today.

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley
Author: Donald Watt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN: 113620976X
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aldous Huxley Book Excerpt:

This set comprises forty volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first sixty-eight volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995.

The Annotated Hodgkin and Huxley

The Annotated Hodgkin and Huxley
Author: Indira M. Raman,David L. Ferster
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN: 0691220654
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Annotated Hodgkin and Huxley Book Excerpt:

The first annotated edition of the scientific papers that created the foundation of modern neuroscience and physiology The origin of everything known about how neurons and muscles generate electrical signals can be traced back to five revolutionary papers, published in the Journal of Physiology in 1952 by Alan Hodgkin and Andrew Huxley. The principles they revealed remain cornerstones of the discipline, summarized in every introductory neuroscience and physiology course. Since that era, however, scientific practice, technology, and presentation have changed extensively. It is difficult for the modern reader to appreciate Hodgkin and Huxley’s rigorous scientific thought, elegant experimental design, ingenious analysis, and beautiful writing. This book provides the first annotated edition of these papers, offering essential background on everything, from terminology, equations, and electronics, to the greater historical and scientific context surrounding the work. The original journal pages are displayed opposite detailed notes explaining content, process, and background, with copies of the figures replotted according to modern conventions. Indispensable for scientists, teachers, and trainees alike, The Annotated Hodgkin and Huxley makes an essential body of knowledge—and an unparalleled approach to research—accessible to a new generation of readers. Reproduces the original articles paired with extensive annotations on facing pages Replots figures with modern conventions of data display Explains the development of the voltage clamp and the discovery of ionic currents and action potential generation, foundational to the study of neuroscience and physiology Summarizes the history of electrophysiology leading to Hodgkin and Huxley’s work Includes appendices on relevant concepts from mathematics, physics, electronics, chemical kinetics, and numerical methods

Huxley s Church and Maxwell s Demon

Huxley s Church and Maxwell s Demon
Author: Matthew Stanley
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-11-24
ISBN: 022616490X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Huxley s Church and Maxwell s Demon Book Excerpt:

During the Victorian period, the practice of science shifted from a religious context to a naturalistic one. It is generally assumed that this shift occurred because naturalistic science was distinct from and superior to theistic science. Yet as Huxley’s Church and Maxwell’s Demon reveals, most of the methodological values underlying scientific practice were virtually identical for the theists and the naturalists: each agreed on the importance of the uniformity of natural laws, the use of hypothesis and theory, the moral value of science, and intellectual freedom. But if scientific naturalism did not rise to dominance because of its methodological superiority, then how did it triumph? Matthew Stanley explores the overlap and shift between theistic and naturalistic science through a parallel study of two major scientific figures: James Clerk Maxwell, a devout Christian physicist, and Thomas Henry Huxley, the iconoclast biologist who coined the word agnostic. Both were deeply engaged in the methodological, institutional, and political issues that were crucial to the theistic-naturalistic transformation. What Stanley’s analysis of these figures reveals is that the scientific naturalists executed a number of strategies over a generation to gain control of the institutions of scientific education and to reimagine the history of their discipline. Rather than a sudden revolution, the similarity between theistic and naturalistic science allowed for a relatively smooth transition in practice from the old guard to the new.

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley
Author: Nicholas Murray
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2009-06-04
ISBN: 0748112316
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aldous Huxley Book Excerpt:

The grandson of biologist T. H. Huxley, Aldous Huxley had a privileged background and was educated at Eton and Oxford despite an eye infection that left him nearly blind. Having learned braille his eyesight then improved enough for him to start writing, and by the 1920s he had become a fashionable figure, producing witty and daring novels like CROME YELLOW (1921), ANTIC HAY (1923) and POINT COUNTER POINT (1928). But it is as the author of his celebrated portrayal of a nightmare future society, BRAVE NEW WORLD (1932), that Huxley is remembered today. A truly visionary book, it was a watershed in Huxley's world-view as his later work became more and more optimistic - coinciding with his move to California and experimentation with mysticism and psychedelic drugs later in life. Nicholas Murray's brilliant new book has the greatest virtue of literary biographies: it makes you want to go out and read its subject's work all over again. A fascinating reassessment of one of the most interesting writers of the twentieth century.

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley
Author: Jake Poller
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-08-12
ISBN: 1789144280
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aldous Huxley Book Excerpt:

“An outstanding book.”—James Sexton “A welcome and necessary update of the life of one of the twentieth century's most provocative intellectuals.”—Dana Sawyer A rich and lucid account of Aldous Huxley’s life and work. Aldous Huxley was one of the twentieth century’s most prescient thinkers. This new biography is a rich and lucid account that charts the different phases of Huxley’s career: from the early satirist who depicted the glamorous despair of the postwar generation, to the committed pacifist of the 1930s, the spiritual seeker of the 1940s, the psychedelic sage of the 1950s—who affirmed the spiritual potential of mescaline and LSD—to the New Age prophet of Island. While Huxley is still best known as the author of Brave New World, Jake Poller argues that it is The Perennial Philosophy, The Doors of Perception, and Island—Huxley’s blueprint for a utopian society—that have had the most cultural impact.

Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley
Author: Leonard Huxley
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-07-16
ISBN: 3752301201
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley by Leonard Huxley

Mathematical Aspects of Hodgkin Huxley Neural Theory

Mathematical Aspects of Hodgkin Huxley Neural Theory
Author: Jane Cronin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987-08-28
ISBN: 1316582361
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematical Aspects of Hodgkin Huxley Neural Theory Book Excerpt:

This book is an introduction to the study of mathematical models of electrically active cells, which play an essential role in, for example, nerve conduction and cardiac functions. This is an important and vigorously researched field. In the book, Dr Cronin synthesizes and reviews this material and provides a detailed discussion of the Hodgkin-Huxley model for nerve conduction, which forms the cornerstone of this body of work. Her treatment includes a derivation of the Hodgkin-Huxley model, which is a system of four nonlinear differential equations; a discussion of the validity of this model; and a summary of some of the mathematical analysis carried out on this model. Special emphasis is placed on singular perturbation theory, and arguments, both mathematical and physiological, for using the perturbation viewpoint are presented.

Aldous Huxley Annual

Aldous Huxley Annual
Author: Jerome Meckier,Bernfried Nugel
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2006-05-12
ISBN: 9783825892920
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aldous Huxley Annual Book Excerpt:

This and the next Annual feature a collection of Aldous Huxley's early essays in art criticism, for the most part published anonymously. The present issue focuses on Huxley's critical approach to painting, particularly to Modernist works (Part I); The forthcoming Annual will concentrate on Huxley's appraisal of architecture, applied arts and sculpture in the 1920s (Part II). Bernfried Nugel is head of the Centre for Aldous Huxley Studies at the English Seminar of the University of Muenster (Germany). Jerome Meckier is a researcher at the University of Kentucky and at the Centre for Aldous Huxley Studies at the English Seminar of the University of Muenster.

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley
Author: Milton Birnbaum
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 135153307X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aldous Huxley Book Excerpt:

In the moral vacuum and world of shifting values following World War I, Aldous Huxley was both a sensitive refl ector and an articulate catalyst. This work provides a highly illuminating analysis of Huxley's evolution from skeptic to mystic. As Milton Birnbaum shows, in a perceptive interpretation of Huxley's poetry, fi ction, essays and biographies-what evolved in Huxley's moral and intellectual pilgrimage was not so much a change in direction as a shift in emphasis. Even in the sardonic Huxley of the 1920s and 1930s, there is a moral concern. In the later Huxley, there are traces of the satirical skepticism which delighted his readers in the decades preceding World War II. A man of letters, a keen observer, seeker of new ways while profoundly knowledgeable in the truths of ancient wisdom, Huxley tried to achieve a symbiotic synthesis of the best of all worlds. In clarifying and interpreting Huxley's intellectual, moral, and philosophical development, Birnbaum touches upon all the subjects that came under the scrutiny of a singularly encyclopedic mind. This book is of great worth to those interested both in Huxley the brilliant satirist and in Huxley the seeker of salvation. In his search, Huxley typifi ed the modern quest for values. Milton Birnbaum's study is an invaluable guide in that journey. His new introduction takes account of research and analysis of Huxley that has occurred since this book's original publication.

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438112734
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aldous Huxley Book Excerpt:

-- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights. -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers. Prophetic and unsparing, Huxley's Brave New World continues to warn us against the dangers of scientific progress.

T H Huxley on Education

T  H  Huxley on Education
Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1971-10-31
ISBN: 0521080614
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T H Huxley on Education Book Excerpt:

In this text, Cyril Bibby gathered Huxley's most significant writings on education.

Aldous Huxley Annual 2009

Aldous Huxley Annual 2009
Author: James Sexton,Jerome Meckier,Bernfried Nugel
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-03-30
ISBN: 364310846X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aldous Huxley Annual 2009 Book Excerpt:

Aldous Huxley Annual is the official organ of the Aldous Huxley Society at the Center for Aldous Huxley Studies in Munster, Germany. The Society publishes essays on the life, times, and interests of Aldous Huxley and his circle. Volume 9 is the first to have a Guest Editor: Professor James Sexton. Sexton opens this issue with "A New Huxley Miscellany," which is followed by a selection of lectures from the Fourth International Aldous Huxley Symposium held in Los Angeles in July/August 2008. The issue closes with the first Peter Edgerly Firchow Memorial Prize Essay by Brian Smith of Suffolk University. (Series: Aldous Huxley Annual - Vol. 9)

Aldous Huxley Annual

Aldous Huxley Annual
Author: Bernfried Nugel,Jerome Meckier
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2012-11
ISBN: 3643902840
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aldous Huxley Annual Book Excerpt:

Aldous Huxley Annual is the official publication of the Aldous Huxley Society at the Center for Aldous Huxley Studies in Münster, Germany. The Society publishes essays on the life, times, and interests of Aldous Huxley and his circle. It aspires to be the sort of periodical that Huxley would have wanted to read and to which he might have contributed. Aldous Huxley Annual celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special double numbered issue. The chief contributor on this momentous occasion is Aldous Huxley himself. Volume 10/11 contains a treasure trove of new Huxley items - such as letters, poems, stories, talks, proposals, introductions, and playlets - all arranged in chronological order. The contributions date from 1916 and run through 1963, the year of Huxley's death. Moreover, for the first time, Huxley is presented as an accomplished painter - the book's editors are proud to have procured reproductions of five Huxley paintings owned by his grandchildren Teresa and Mark Trevenen Huxley. The concluding section of the book consists of several articles on particular aspects of Huxley's work. (Series: Aldous Huxley Annual - Vol. 10)

Patrons of Paleontology

Patrons of Paleontology
Author: Jane P. Davidson
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-08-21
ISBN: 0253033586
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patrons of Paleontology Book Excerpt:

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, North American and European governments generously funded the discoveries of such famous paleontologists and geologists as Henry de la Beche, William Buckland, Richard Owen, Thomas Hawkins, Edward Drinker Cope, O. C. Marsh, and Charles W. Gilmore. In Patrons of Paleontology, Jane Davidson explores the motivation behind this rush to fund exploration, arguing that eagerness to discover strategic resources like coal deposits was further fueled by patrons who had a genuine passion for paleontology and the fascinating creatures that were being unearthed. These early decades of government support shaped the way the discipline grew, creating practices and enabling discoveries that continue to affect paleontology today.