The Uniqueness of Man

  title={The Uniqueness of Man},
  author={H. Wells},
Abstract“THE UNIQUENESS OF MAN” is a book full of good reading, very diversified and occasionally very provocative, like the mind of its author. Julian Huxley is, among other things, the natural successor to Ray Lankester, the ripe and abundant author of “Science from an Easy Chair”. These papers vary in quality from the admirable essay which gives the book its title to a cheery little review of “Who's Who”, which lines up with its betters as “The Analysis of Fame”. Such papers as “Climate and… Expand
Books Received
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1970
Aaron, Daniel, and Bendinger, Robert, eds. The Strenuous Decade: A Social and Intellectual Record of the Nineteen-thirties. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1969. Pp. xviii+537. $2.95. Abramson, Harold A.,Expand
Julian Huxley and the Continuity of Eugenics in Twentieth-century Britain
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The pursuit of happiness
  • M. Jackson
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • History of the human sciences
  • 2012
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Lubetkin and the Tecton Group
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On the justification of curriculum content: a case and an example
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