Key To The Geology Of The Globe; An Essay, Designed To Show That The Present Geograpical…

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byRichard Owen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Anthropographical and Ethnological Geology: offering some explanation of the differences found in Man at various points and periods on the globe.. If we ever found or heard of indigenous races of black-skinned, crisp-haired, flat-nosed, prominent-heeled races inhabiting, along with the white man, countries in high northern latitudes; or ever saw very fair-skinned, oval-faced, highly susceptible and intellectual races evidently laying equal claim with the negro to the original possession of some equatorial region, we might doubt whether physical causes had produced those diversities. But as we do not find the Juniper-berry or Bass-wood (Linden) at the equator, nor the Cocoa-nut or Ebony under the frigid zone, so we never find pure white races who have from time immemorial inhabited equatorial regions, nor pure black races of men whose traditions point to an arctic origin. On the contrary, we observe, by glancing our eye over the large printed Tabular Diagram accompanying this work, that in the extreme north, although, from excess of exposure, cold, filth, fishdiet, etc., the skin is not "ery white, yet not only the general physical configuration more nearly approaches that of the pure white races, but the mental powers, and restlessness under restraint, are very similar. And, as a general rule, the more we approach to the. Secondary Geological Formation of country, the more the superior qualities of the Human Race will be developed. In that formation they will be at their height: the due balance of physical, intellectual, and moral powers will be found most perfect; and as we pass from that into the Tertiary, those qualities of mind and morals, and some powers of the body, (such as those dependent on the vascular system,) will gradually diminis...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. Anthropographical and Ethnological Geology: offering some explanation of the differences found in Man at various p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217781810

ISBN - 13:9780217781817

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