Punch,  19 (1850), 229.

Climates for all Nations



Essay, Drollery


Physics, Architecture, Climatology, Heat, Physiology, Human Species, Development, Race, Controversy

    Suggests that Joseph Paxton's solution to the problem of providing lodgings for foreign visitors to the Great Exhibition would be to build conservatories that mimic the climates to which visitors are accustomed. Thinks arctic conditions could exploit Michael Faraday's work on freezing. Adds that physiologists might use Paxton's contrivances to resolve the controversy over whether 'climate produces the diversities of the human race'.

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