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The Races of Man and their Distribution

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  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108046275

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  • The Cambridge anthropological expedition of 1898–9 to the Torres Strait and New Guinea, led by the zoologist and anthropologist Alfred Cort Haddon (1855–1940), marked an epoch in field methodology. This edition, published in 1924, examines some of the major physical differences between human beings that Haddon used to distinguish race, looking at skin colour, hair, stature, nose, face, and head form, and is thorough and wide-ranging in offering examples from throughout the world. He also suggests some reasons for the geographical distribution of the races. This was a new approach, though Haddon's findings are necessarily condensed here, providing a valuable work of reference rather than a full study. Forming the basis for a larger work, this book is is an important example of early scientific anthropology, while Haddon's curatorial work in the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Cambridge made this a primary centre for anthropological study and research.

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108046275
    • length: 158 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.21kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    The basis of classification
    Definitions of race, people, tribe, nation
    A classification of mankind
    The main physical characters and distribution of the Ulotrichi
    The main physical characters and distribution of the Cymotrichi
    The main physical characters and distributions of the Leiotrichi
    Distribution of races and peoples according to areas - Oceania

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    Alfred Cort Haddon

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