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Man is affected by four classes of physical agents; namely, climate,

food, soil, and the general aspect of nature

Operation of these agents on the accumulation of wealth .

30-37
Their operation on the distribution of wealth.

38–47

Illustration of these principles from Ireland

47

From Hindustan

50–59
From Egypt

59-66

From Central America .

67

And from Mexico and Peru

Operation of physical laws in Brazil

74

Influence of the general aspects of nature upon the imagination and

the understanding .

85

Under some aspects, nature is more prominent than man, under others

man more than nature

86

In the former case the imagination is more stimulated than the un-

derstanding, and to this class all the earliest civilizations belong 86–87

The imagination is excited by earthquakes and volcanoes

87

And by danger generally

89
Also by an unhealthy climate, making life precarious.

91-93

From these causes the civilizations exterior to Europe are mainly in-

fluenced by the imagination, those in Europe by the understanding

93

This proposition illustrated by a comparison between Hindustan ard
Greece

95-105
Further illustration from Central America

105
Chemical and physiological note on the connexion between food and
animal heat

106-108

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Reasons why the present history is restricted to England

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236-238

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And in the predictions of Stoeffler respecting the Deluge

239

Also in the work of Dr. Horst on the Golden Tooth

240-241

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