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 (krō′bər), Alfred Louis 1876-1960.
American anthropologist noted for his inquiry into the nature of culture. He was influential in the development of anthropology as an academic field.
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(ˈkroʊ bər)

Alfred Louis, 1876–1960, U.S. anthropologist.
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Taken under the wing of anthropologist Kroeber, Ishi--the name he took, from the Yahi word for "man'--lived his remaining years in San Francisco, preserving Yahi ways for scientific posterity and gaining the respect Kroeber's words relate.
Kroeber published in 1962 which briefly covers all of the known civilizations and cultures in the world.
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Uhle, Alfred Kroeber, John Rowe, and Dorothy Menzel all figure prominently, and the authors provide an excellent overview of the intimate ties of UC Berkeley with this research over the last hundred years.
Kroeber (who founded the Berkeley anthropology department in 1901) and Theodora Kroeber (who wrote Ishi in Two Worlds, and Ishi, Last of His Tribe).
More than fifteen years ago, in the Wordsworth chapter he wrote for the fourth and last edition of the Modern Language Association's The English Romantic Poets: A Review of Research and Criticism (New York: MLA, 1985), Karl Kroeber observed with alarm the "accelerating increase in the quantity of writing" about the poet since the previous edition of the Review in 1972.
Waterman and his colleagues, including anthropology department head Alfred Kroeber, took an immediate liking to their outgoing, intelligent boarder.
It is perhaps sophistical to accuse Karl Kroeber of blatant self-contradiction in giving the name Ecological Literary Criticism to a polemic.