Civilization and Climate

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The Minerva Group, Inc., Apr 1, 2001 - Science - 348 pages
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This book, originally published 1915, is a product of the new science of geography. The old geography strove primarily to produce exact maps of the physical features of the earth's surface. The new goes farther. It adds to the physical maps an almost innumerable series showing the distribution of plants, animals, and man and of every phase of the life of these organisms. It does this, not as an end in itself, but for the purpose of comparing the physical and organic maps and thus determining how far vital phenomena depend upon geographic environment. Book jacket.
 

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Contents

I Civilization and Climate
1
II Race or Place
11
III The White Man in the Tropics
35
IV The Effect of the Seasons
49
V The Effect of Humidity and Temperature
83
VI Work and Weather
111
VII The Ideal Climate
129
VIII The Distribution of Civilization
148
IX Vitality and Education in the United States
183
X The Conditions of Civilization
199
XI The Shifting of Climatic Zones
220
XII The Shifting Centers of Civilization
251
XIII The Climatic Hypothesis of Civilization
271
Appendix
297
Index
317
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