Rain and Dew
The Crystallisation of Water
The Chemical Composition of Pure Water
The Chemical Composition of Natural Waters
The Work of Rain and Rivers
Ice and its Work
The Sea and its Work
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Slow movements of the land
The Formation of Land by Animal Agencies
The Geological Structure of the Basin of the Thames
The Distribution of Land and Water
The Figure of the Earth
About the author (from Wikipedia):
Thomas Henry Huxley PC PRS FLS (4 May 1825 – 29 June 1895) was an English biologist specialising in comparative anatomy. He is known as “Darwin’s Bulldog” for his advocacy of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Huxley’s famous debate in 1860 with Samuel Wilberforce was a key moment in the wider acceptance of evolution and in his own career. Huxley had been planning to leave Oxford on the previous day, but, after an encounter with Robert Chambers, the author of Vestiges, he changed his mind and decided to join the debate. Wilberforce was coached by Richard Owen, against whom Huxley also debated about whether humans were closely related to apes.
Huxley had little formal schooling and was virtually self-taught. He became perhaps the finest comparative anatomist of the later 19th century. He worked on invertebrates, clarifying relationships between groups previously little understood. Later, he worked on vertebrates, especially on the relationship between apes and humans. After comparing Archaeopteryx with Compsognathus, he concluded that birds evolved from small carnivorous dinosaurs, a theory widely accepted today.