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Life"s Origin The Beginnings of Biological Evolution by J. William Schopf

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Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Cosmology & the universe,
  • Evolution,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Life Sciences - Evolution,
  • Paleontology,
  • Science / Biology,
  • Life,
  • Origin

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9499339M
ISBN 100520233905
ISBN 109780520233904

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