Hard Cover, German, Staple Binding, 32 Pages, 2009
Raças Humanas/ The Human Races
Raças Humanas (Human Races) presents a series of illustrations for a Ernest Granger text, published in 1924, an essay about human diversity that mingled scientific facts and stereotypes common in those colonial times. The book starts with a 2 page comic inspired in a story told in a Jared Diamond's book, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (1997) about the fatal encounter between maoris and morioris, in the Chatham islands, in the XIXth century, that works as a lucid metaphor about what really explains the reason for such human diversity: the constant struggle for the dominio of natural resources.
This volume constitutes the last part of a trilogy initiated with O Mundo dos Insectos (the world of insects) and continued with Animais! (Animals!), a graphic essay around human nature, in its interaction with the rest of the animal world.