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Buffon on the Varieties of the Human Species,
by Miriam Claude Meijer, Ph.D.

Table of Contents

Buffon's 'Histoire Naturelle'
  1. Introduction: Historiography of Buffon’s Essay
  2. Original French 1749 Text of «Variétés dans l’espèce humaine» with New Unabridged American Translation*
  3. Up from the Cosmic Fall: Buffon’s Human Prototype
  4. Rhetoric of the Classical Six Non-Naturals Regimen
  5. Mysteries of the Missing: Prehistoric Extinctions
  6. Aesthetics in Buffon’s Science of Race
  7. Anthropology Seen Through Eighteenth-Century Lenses
Endnotes
Plates: Composition of Maps Known to Buffon
Buffon’s Travel Sources
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

* The eighteenth-century English translator, J.S. Barr, left out a lot of words and all of the footnotes. He occasionally made mistakes: incorrect words or incorrect translation of an entire phrase.

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