Studies in Stock Breeding; An Inquiry Into the Various Phenomena Connected with the Breeding of the Domestic Animals

Studies in Stock Breeding; An Inquiry Into the Various Phenomena Connected with the Breeding of the Domestic Animals

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... the Anglo-Saxon is not changed to a different race by the conditions of life. In the comparatively short space of time which has elapsed since the English settled in North America the native of the United States has changed till he no longer resembles his ancestors, and the change approximates him in some outward respects to the native race. In referring to this change M. de Quatrefages, says: --" The skin loses its rosy colour, the glandular system is reduced to a minimum, the hair darkens and becomes glossy, the neck becomes slender, and the size of the head diminishes.... The bones of the extremities become elongated, while their cavity is diminished, so much so that in France and England gloves are specially made for the United States with exceptionally long fingers." A similar change is said to be operating, but in the opposite direction, with the negro in the United States. M. Else"e Reclus is of opinion that " in the space of 150 years the negroes have passed a good fourth of the distance which separates them, as far as external appearance goes, from the whites." Climate has undoubtedly had an effect on the external appearance of the Anglo-Saxon in the United States, but no length of time will transform him into a red, " The Human Species." Indian. The changes effected in the negro by the conditions of life in the United States have been very slight, if we may accept the testimony of writers who have lived for many years in the South, and who have had ample opportunities of forming a correct estimate of them. The experiment of Hayti shows how little advance the negro is capable of making towards a higher civilization. Dr. Knox says: --" Climate has no influence in permanently altering the varieties or...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541286
  • 9781236541284