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Evolution and the humanities

David Holbrook

Evolution and the humanities

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Evolution (Biology) -- Philosophy.,
  • Humanities.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-222) and index.

    StatementDavid Holbrook.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH371 .H64 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 228 p. :
    Number of Pages228
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2728189M
    ISBN 10031200379X
    LC Control Number86022114


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