With a foreword by S Zuckerman
The First Julian Huxley Memorial Lecture by J Needham
Sir Julian Huxley was especially noted for his versatility - great biologist, first Director-General of UNESCO, Director of the London Zoo, bird watcher, skilled popular writer of science and a tireless champion of wildlife conservation. This book is a biographical account of Huxley as revealed through his own correspondence and the correspondence of his great contemporaries. An introductory biographical summary is followed by his and others' letters and a collection of some of his writings. A complete bibliography of Huxley is included. The book would be of great interest to all biologists, students of the United Nations, historians of science and nature conservationists.
Early life and education; young biologist; life and work in Texas; the science of life; Africa; UNESCO and conservation; the London Zoo; USSR and the Lysenko controversy; Huxley's popular essays; biology and humanism; Huxley's influence on biology; selected scientific papers of Huxley; selected correspondence.