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Pygmonia : in search of the secret land of the pygmies, Peter McAllister

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Pygmonia : in search of the secret land of the pygmies
Title
Pygmonia
Title remainder
in search of the secret land of the pygmies
Statement of responsibility
Peter McAllister
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Account of the author?s interest in the history Pygmies as an idea; European origins of the myth; exploration and the scientific discovery of the Pygmies and other small statured populations; De Quatrefages theory of a primordial Pygmy population; genetic evidence; Tindale and Birdsell?s Barrinean people; early ethnographic and Aboriginal (Indindji) accounts of the small statued people (Kongkandji) of the Cairns region, Qld ; assessment of the evidence for physical and genetic differences; contemporary Yarrabah population and community
Cataloging source
ANL
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McAllister, Peter
Dewey number
599.949
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yarrabah Mission (Qld.)
  • Pygmies
  • Pygmies
  • Ethnology
Label
Pygmonia : in search of the secret land of the pygmies, Peter McAllister
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: 237-251
Contents
Prologue: The road to Yarrabah -- Europe: the birth of Pygmonia -- 1. Aristotle's little horses -- 2. A revelation in strange humanity -- 3. Why did God make us small? -- Africa: the lands of Pygmonia -- 4. The children of the forest -- 5. Written in the genes -- Asia: Pygmonia in the balance -- 6. Out of Africa -- 7. How does our garden grow? -- America: vale Pygmonia -- 8. The worst indians there are -- The most famous pygmy in the world -- Australia: shadows of Pygmonia -- 10. Return to Yarrabah
Control code
000045532760
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
265 p.
Isbn
9780702236914
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)609863396
Label
Pygmonia : in search of the secret land of the pygmies, Peter McAllister
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: 237-251
Contents
Prologue: The road to Yarrabah -- Europe: the birth of Pygmonia -- 1. Aristotle's little horses -- 2. A revelation in strange humanity -- 3. Why did God make us small? -- Africa: the lands of Pygmonia -- 4. The children of the forest -- 5. Written in the genes -- Asia: Pygmonia in the balance -- 6. Out of Africa -- 7. How does our garden grow? -- America: vale Pygmonia -- 8. The worst indians there are -- The most famous pygmy in the world -- Australia: shadows of Pygmonia -- 10. Return to Yarrabah
Control code
000045532760
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
265 p.
Isbn
9780702236914
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)609863396

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