• Essays,  History,  Natural History,  Religions

    Science and Hebrew tradition; essays by Thomas Henry Huxley 1894 PDF book

    Science and Hebrew tradition; essays by Thomas Henry Huxley 1894 PDF book  EXCEPT: for more than a thousand years, the great majority of the most highly civilized and instructed nations in the world have confidently believed and passionately maintained that certain writings, which they entitle sacred, occupy a unique position in literature, in that they possess an authority, different in kind, and immeasurably superior in weight, to that of all other books.  Age after age, they have held it to be an indisputable truth that whoever may be the ostensible writers of the Jewish, Christian, and Mahometan scriptures, God Himself is their real author; and, since their conception of the…

  • Ernst Haeckel,  Evolution,  Joseph McCabe,  Natural History,  Nature,  Science

    Last words on evolution PDF book by Ernst Haeckel

    Last words on evolution PDF book; a popular retrospect and summary by Ernst Haeckel (1905) Content of the book:The controversy about creation.–The struggle over our genealogical tree.–The controversy over the soul.–Appendix: Evolutionary tables.–Postscript: Evolution and Jesuitism Introduction A few months ago the sensational announcement was made that Professor Haeckel had abandoned Darwinism, and given public support to the teaching of a Jesuit writer. There was something piquant in the suggestion that the ‘ Darwin of Ger- many” had recanted the conclusions of fifty years of laborious study. Nor could people forget that only two years before Haeckel had written with some feeling about the partial recantation of some of his…

  • History,  Natural History,  Nature,  Novels

    Adventures of a young naturalist 1870 by Lucien Biart with Illustrations

    Download Adventures of a young naturalist 1870 by Lucien  Biart with Illustrations  An excerpt from the book’s introduction:  Although several of our most celebrated naturalists have climbed its lofty volcanic mountains, explored its lagoons and giant rivers, and traversed its immense forests, still, from the vast extent of that country, and variety of climate — caused by difference of elevation, — much yet remains to be done ere the public become thoroughly conversant with its arboreal and zoological productions. The elephant, hippopotamus, lion, and tiger, the largest and most formidable of the terrestrial mammals of the Old World, are not here to be found ; but their places are well…