Evolution: concepts and consequences

by Lawrence S. Dillon

Publisher: Mosby in Saint Louis

Written in English
Published: Pages: 319 Downloads: 373
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  • Evolution (Biology)

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Includes bibliographies.

Statement[by] Lawrence S. Dillon.
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LC ClassificationsQH366.2 .D54
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 319 p.
Number of Pages319
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Open LibraryOL5305693M
ISBN 100801612985
LC Control Number72088506

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