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Footsteps in Civilization - F. Kingdon-Ward

Jonathan Cape, 1950, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “F. Kingdon-Ward’s new book is inspired by his studies of tribal customs and manners in the vast regions of the Himalayas, Assam, Burma and Western China, as well as general conditions elsewhere. He succeeds in presenting a virile relationship of mankind’s earliest problems with the daily life of the present. Based on technical knowledge, his chapters on The Discovery of Fire, The Domestication of Plants and Animals, Raw Materials and The Recognition of Power are enriched by many personal associations and observations. His great experience and knowledge of the importance of environment in the progress of every living thing enable him to create living portraits of such early species as the Peking Man and the Java Man, of whom up till now only fragments of skulls and bones have been discovered. This book is not only a new short history of civilization; it is a lively comparative criticism of modern conditions.”
Illustrator: Erna Pinner
Size: 8" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 240

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