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The Progressive Science Series
Edited by F. E. BEDDARD, M.A., F.R.S.
THE STUDY OF MAN
By PROFESSOR A. C. HADDON, M.A., D.Sc., M.R.I.A.
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N author is often justly criticised for the manner
in which he has performed a self-imposed tasknot unfrequently he is also criticised for what he has not done. I do not expect to be free from the former line of criticism ; but at the outset I would remind the reader, as I have elsewhere mentioned, that this does not profess to be a treatise on Anthropology, or its methods, but merely a collection of samples of the way in which parts of the subject are studied. The book is not intended for scientific students, nor for experts, but for the amateur and for that delightfully vague person, the intelligent reader.
I must confess, too, that my wish is not merely to interest my readers, but to induce them to become workers. As the learned, wise, and pious John Ray wrote nearly two centuries ago, in The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of the Creation : "Let it not suffice us to be Book-learned, to read what others have written, and to take upon Trust more