The Science of Life by H.G. Wells – First Editions of books

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Often referred to as “the first modern textbook of biology,” this first edition, 4-volume set of “The Science of Life” by H.G. Wells, J.S. Huxley, and G.P. Wells is an important piece of scientific history. The section entitled “The Ecological Outlook” anticipates many of the themes of the later green movement, including stressing the importance of reducing pollution and protecting endangered species from extinction, as well as the importance of alternative power sources. In undertaking “The Science of Life”, H. G. Wells thought of his readership as “the intelligent lower middle classes … [not] idiots, half-wits … greenhorns, religious fanatics … smart women or men who know all that there is to be known.”

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