Environment, Race and Migration


EVER since the historic controversies of Darwin's days, the evolution of man has been at once the subject of popular appeal and, scientifically, a problem of peculiar difficulty. The layman indulges his fancy in speculating about 'the missing link' and the 'cradle of the race' ; the anthropologist often becomes increasingly reticent the more he knows. Which means that anthropology is perhaps still in its 'formative' stage, and knowledge of man, both of prehistoric times and of the present day, is not yet sufficiently advanced for very definite conclusions as to the exact location of the earliest centres of human evolution or the mechanism of the distribution of races.

Environment, Race and Migration:

Fundamentals of Human Distribution ; with Special Sections on Racial Classification and Settlement in Canada and Australia. By Dr. Griffith Taylor. Pp. xv + 483. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1937. 3.50 dollars. London: Oxford University Press. 15s. net.)

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ALTY, S. Environment, Race and Migration. Nature 142, 271–272 (1938). https://doi.org/10.1038/142271a0

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