Studies in the philosophy of biology reduction and related problems

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Statementedited by Francisco Jose Ayala and Theodosius Dobzhansky.
ContributionsAyala, Francisco Jose, 1934- ed., Dobzhansky, Theodosius Grigorievich, 1900-1975, ed.
LC ClassificationsQH331 .S86 1974b
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Paginationxix, 390 p. :
Number of Pages390
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Open LibraryOL5440979M
ISBN 100520026497
LC Control Number73090656

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