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Natural acts

David Quammen

Natural acts

a sidelong view of science & nature

by David Quammen

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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural history -- Miscellanea.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-337) and index.

    StatementDavid Quammen.
    GenreMiscellanea.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH45.5 .Q36 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination350 p. ;
    Number of Pages350
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21423515M
    ISBN 100393058050
    ISBN 109780393058055
    LC Control Number2007027545


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