Evolution in Action Author:Julian Huxley Back Cover — Beginning with the first one-celled organisms, a world-famous biologist explains the evolutionary process -- the adaptation and specialization of species, genetic structure, natural selection, heredity, mutations, the appearance of new capacities such as flying and walking. — Dr. Huxley views the myriad forms of life as they struggle ... more »t survive across geological time, and charts the biological improvements that resulted finally in a species of vertebrates who acquired the power to reason. Here is a concise, invigorating description of man's progress toward his rational, human nature...and a provocative speculation on his future possibilities.
One of the shortest and yet most illuminating discussions we have of evolution as a process affecting nature an man. -- New York Herald Tribune.
Julian Huxley, renowned scientist, scholar, and author, is the former Director General of UNESCO. Born in 1887 and educated at Eton and Oxford, he has taught and lectured widely in both England and the United States.