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Mainsprings of civilization

Author: Ellsworth Huntington
Publisher: New York : New American Library, [1959]
Series: Mentor book, MQ248.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellsworth Huntington
OCLC Number: 489615
Notes: Reprint of: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. hardcover edition.
Description: 669 pages : illustrations, maps, diagrams ; 20 cm.
Contents: The supreme fact --
The background of civilization --
The problem of race --
The instability of races --
Migration and human quality --
The Puritans as a test case --
Character and inheritance --
The interplay of culture and heredity --
Evolution of divergent types --
The selective process in history --
Junkers and Nazis --
The geographic pattern of civilization --
Health and national character --
Human activity and temperature --
Social conditions, religion, and climate --
The seasons --
Weather and storms --
Regions and seasons of mental activity --
Psychological reactions to weather --
The distribution of civilization --
Coldward and stormward --
Diet and national character --
Agriculture, disease, and diet --
Cycles, rhythms, and periodicities --
Two intriguing cycles --
Broader aspects of environmental cycles --
Historic phases of climate cycles --
Worldwide climatic cycles --
Geographical optima of civilization --
Ages of darkness and revival.
Series Title: Mentor book, MQ248.
Responsibility: Ellsworth Huntington.

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