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Published by University of Minnesota Press in Minneapolis .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • North America.

Subjects:

  • Natural history -- North America.,
  • Philosophy of nature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementSigurd F. Olson ; edited and with an introduction by David Backes.
ContributionsBackes, David.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH102 .O386 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxv, 185 p. ;
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6777407M
ISBN 100816637083, 0816637091
LC Control Number00011869

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