Pioneers of Evolution from Thales to Huxley
by Edward Clodd
Publisher: D. Appleton & co. 1897
Number of pages: 280
This book needs only brief introduction. It attempts to tell the story of the origin of the Evolution idea in Ionia, and, after long arrest, of the revival of that idea in modern times, when its profound and permanent influence on thought in all directions, and, therefore, on human relations and conduct, is apparent.
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