Huxley, Julian Sorrell


(1887–1975) British biologist and science popularizer who influenced the development of evolutionary theory, championed the idea that science should benefit society and served as first director‐general of UNESCO.

Keywords: evolution; science education; development; eugenics; evolutionary humanism

Further Reading

Huxley Julian S (1932) Problems of Relative Growth. London: Methuen.

Huxley Julian S (1934) Elements of Experimental Embryology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Huxley Julian S (1941) The Uniqueness of Man. London: Chatto & Windus; American title, Man Stands Alone, New York and London: Harper.

Huxley Julian S (1942) Evolution, The Modern Synthesis. London: Allen & Unwin.

Wells HG, Huxley JS and Wells GP (1931) The Science of Life, London: Amalgamated Press; Garden City, NY: Doubleday (originally published in three volumes 1929–1930).

Waters C Kenneth and Albert Van Helden (eds) (1992) Julian Huxley: Biologist and Statesman of Science. Houston, TX: Rice University Press.

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Waters, C Kenneth(Sep 2005) Huxley, Julian Sorrell. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003584]