Submitter: I dare you to find another book that compares the earwax of people of different races.
Holly: Dr. Garn was a Professor of Anthropology and also of Nutrition at the University of Michigan (go blue!). He died in 2007, but is still considered to be “the” guy in the history of biological interpretations of race.” So, all of this is probably very interesting to students of anthropology, and some of his work probably still belongs in libraries like U of M’s. I am, however, surprised at the number of community colleges that still hold even the 1st edition of this book, according to WorldCat.org – and even a few large public libraries.
All that said, I agree with Submitter that the earwax thing is…”unique,” though it does seem relevant to the material. There is a page included below that defines the word “race” in very scientific terms, and is careful to point out that politicians and demagogues have misused the word. Gotta say, I’m kind of intrigued by the few pages included here. I’d weed it anywhere but the most academic of academics, but he is an important guy in the field.