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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Evolution (Biology)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementNiles Eldredge, editor.
    ContributionsEldredge, Niles.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH366.2 .N38 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 236 p. ;
    Number of Pages236
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2376859M
    ISBN 100231061560, 0231061579
    LC Control Number87005214

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