Cornell's Physical Geography

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D. Appleton, 1880 - Geography - 104 pages

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I own an 1875 copy of this book, which belonged to my grandma's husband. It is full of illustrations, and has a highly illuminating chapter on "The Classification of the Human Family," which praises the Aryan Branch of the Caucasian Race as being the most accomplished in the Human Family. It also has plenty of interesting adjectives, for being an academic volume, applied to other branches of humans. For example, the Hottentots are described as "short and ill-favored, indolent and dirty, but faithful and honest." The Bushmen are less favored in the book's description. " 

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