Overview

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 ...
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Civilization and climate

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Overview

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.
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  • BN ID: 2940017219584
  • Publisher: New Haven, Yale University press
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1915 volume
  • File size: 596 KB

Table of Contents

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