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Mainsprings of civilization.


New York, Wiley [1945] .
ISBN 9780405045721, 0405045727

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Subjects CIVILIZACION.
Civilisation, géographie historique.
Environnement.
Evolution.
Écologie humaine.
Géographie humaine.
Heredity.
Hérédité.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Race.
Series World affairs, national and international viewpoints.
Description xii, 660 pages illustrations.
Copyright Date [1945]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 613-629) and index.
Contents part 1. The background of civilization: The supreme fact -- The background of civilization -- part 2. Heredity: The problem of race -- The instability of races -- Migration and human quality -- The Puritans as a test case -- Character and inheritance -- The interplay of culture and heredity -- Evolution of divergent types -- The selective process in history -- Junkers and nazis -- part 3. Physical environment and human activity: The geographic pattern of civilization -- Health and national character -- Human activity and temperature -- Social conditions, religion, and climate -- The seasons -- Weather and storms -- Regions and seasons of mental activity -- Psychological reactions to weather -- The distribution of civilization -- Coldward and stormward -- Diet and national character -- Agriculture, disease, and diet -- Cycles, rhythms, and periodicities -- Two intriguing cycles -- Broader aspects of environmental cycles -- Historic phases of climatic cycles -- Worldwide climatic cycles -- Geographical optima of civilization -- Ages of darkness and revival.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)14739814
(OCoLC)ocm14739814
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WorldCat Identities Huntington, Ellsworth, 1876-1947.
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