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River out of Eden A Darwinian View of Life by Richard Dawkins

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Published by Basic Books in New York, NY .
Written in English


  • Genetics.,
  • Evolution.

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Edition Notes

StatementRichard Dawkins ; illustrations by Lalla Ward.
SeriesScience masters series
LC ClassificationsQH430
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 172 p. :
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22781420M
ISBN 100465016065

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