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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. SEVENTH GRADE. FORCE OF GROWTH, AS ARRANGED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIPEDS. The forces of animal growth, as composed by an equivalent arrangement of the seven simple elements for the propagation of this seventh group of the animal kingdom, do not vary so much in the size of their specific structures as they do in the quadruped group, none being as large as an elephant, strong as a lion, or small as a mouse. Still there are some very small specimens of the monkey, not nearly so large as a gray squirrel, and ranging from that species up to man, among which have been found very large specimens of giants, with a variety of intermediate species, differing greatly, of course, in natural propensities and personal appearances. Still they are all composed on the same structural idea of vertebrate bipeds. All of this group have but two feet, elongated pedals tipped with five toes, constructed in a manner to balance and support the body in an upright position, and most of them walk altogether upright, and all of them more or less so. They are also supplied with two hands, the extreme ends of which are composed of four fingers and a thumb, which are useful in many ways. This group includes the whole biped species, from man to the lowest order of monkey, and is naturally divided into two grades, one of which embraces all the species of bipeds that feed at the table of nature, without replenishing or tillage, and live in a wild uncivilized condition: the other, only the family of man, whose intuitive propensities are to replenish, till, sow, reap, and gather into barns, build cities, carry on commerce, and enjoy life only in a mood of civilization. This chapter will be devoted to the consideration of the former, and will complete the first volume of this wor...
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