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Encounters with wild children : temptation and disappointment in the study of human nature

Author: Adriana S Benzaquén; Canadian Electronic Library (Firm)
Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2006]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the history of the scientific fascination with stories of "wild children"

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adriana S Benzaquén; Canadian Electronic Library (Firm)
ISBN: 9780773576117 0773576118
OCLC Number: 713186450
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 393 p. : ill., ports.)
Contents: The accounts --
The list, the class, the story-form --
Peter of Hanover and the wild girl of Songi --
The debates --
The wild boy of Aveyron --
Victor's afterlife --
Wolf children --
Confinement and freedom.
Responsibility: Adriana S. Benzaquén.
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