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The Resource We are amphibians : Julian and Aldous Huxley on the future of our species, R. S. Deese

We are amphibians : Julian and Aldous Huxley on the future of our species, R. S. Deese

Label
We are amphibians : Julian and Aldous Huxley on the future of our species
Title
We are amphibians
Title remainder
Julian and Aldous Huxley on the future of our species
Statement of responsibility
R. S. Deese
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We Are Amphibians tells the fascinating story of two brothers who changed the way we think about the future of our species. As a pioneering biologist and conservationist, Julian Huxley helped to advance the "modern synthesis" in evolutionary biology and played a pivotal role in founding UNESCO and World Wildlife Fund. Julian Huxley's argument that we must accept responsibility for our future evolution as a species has attracted growing number of scientists and intellectuals, who now embrace the concept of "transhumanism" that he first outlined in the 1950s. Although Aldous Huxley is most widely known for his dystopian novel Brave New World, his writings on religion, ecology, and human consciousness were powerful catalysts for the environmental and human potential movements that grew rapidly in the second half of the twentieth century. While they often disagreed about the role of science and technology in human progress, Julian and Aldous Huxley both believed that the future of our species depended on a saner set of relations with each other and with our environment. Their common concern for ecology has given their ideas about the future of Homo sapiens an enduring resonance in the twenty-first century. The amphibian metaphor that both brothers used to describe humanity highlights not only the complexity and mutability of our species, but also our ecologically precarious situation"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deese, R. S.
Dewey number
599.93/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.D43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 G-442
  • GN 281
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Huxley, Julian
  • Huxley, Aldous
  • Human evolution
  • Human ecology
  • SCIENCE
Label
We are amphibians : Julian and Aldous Huxley on the future of our species, R. S. Deese
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Publication
Bar code
  • 31223113387790
  • 31223113387808
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the question of questions for mankind -- Late Victorians -- Twilight of Utopias -- Spiritual biology -- Ape and essence -- We are amphibians -- Epilogue : the future of our species
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 230 pages
Isbn
9780520281523
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014013939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 879851634
  • (OCoLC)879851634
Label
We are amphibians : Julian and Aldous Huxley on the future of our species, R. S. Deese
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223113387790
  • 31223113387808
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the question of questions for mankind -- Late Victorians -- Twilight of Utopias -- Spiritual biology -- Ape and essence -- We are amphibians -- Epilogue : the future of our species
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 230 pages
Isbn
9780520281523
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014013939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 879851634
  • (OCoLC)879851634

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