This etext was prepared by Amy E. Zelmer.
This etext is based on^M
ON THE STUDY OF ZOOLOGY*
by Thomas H. Huxley
[footnote] *A Lecture delivered at the South Kensington
Museum in 1861.
NATURAL HISTORY is the name familiarly applied to the study of the
properties of such natural bodies as minerals, plants, and animals; the
sciences which embody the knowledge man has acquired upon these
subjects are commonly termed Natural Sciences, in contradistinction to
other so-called "physical" sciences; and those who devote themselves
especially to the pursuit of such sciences have been and are commonly