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Published by Grosset & Dunlap in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Evolution (Biology),
  • Evolution.

Book details:

About the Edition

Outlines evolutionary theories, from the Old Testament through Darwin and his successors, and supplies the evolutionary history of major groups of plant and animal life over 500 million years.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 156.

StatementIllustrated by Peter Thornley.
SeriesA Grosset all-color guide,, 37
ContributionsThornley, Peter, illus.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH367 .J25 1971
The Physical Object
Pagination159 p.
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5316932M
ISBN 100448008793
LC Control Number72145743
OCLC/WorldCa196008

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