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Prehistory in the Pacific Islands - John E. Terrell

Prehistory in the Pacific Islands

Paperback Published: 1st August 1988
ISBN: 9780521369565
Number Of Pages: 316

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How, asks John Terrell in this richly illustrated and original book, can we best account for the remarkable diversity of the Pacific Islanders in biology, language, and custom? Traditionally scholars have recognized a simple racial division between Polynesians, Micronesians, Melanesians, Australians, and South-east Asians: peoples allegedly differing in physical appearance, temperament, achievements, and perhaps even intelligence. Terrell shows that such simple divisions do not fit the known facts and provide little more than a crude, static picture of human diversity.

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'... a stimulating and critical assessment of the history of the Pacific Islands.' New Scientist

ISBN: 9780521369565
ISBN-10: 0521369568
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 1st August 1988
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.56 x 17.35  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.57

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