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The Natural History of Man *


IN the two handsome volumes before us is contained such a mass of interesting information concerning our less cultivated brethren as has surely never yet been collected by one writer or in one work. The first volume is occupied with Africa, that vast, and, as recent researches show, densely populated land, whose peoples present a greater variety of manners and customs and languages than any others upon the globe, and the second treats of the American tribes, the inhabitants of Australia and New Zealand, with India, China, Japan, and Siam. A short notice is also given oi the long-perished lake-dwellers of Switzerland.


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POWER, H. The Natural History of Man * . Nature 3, 9–13 (1870).

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