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Published by Edward Elgar in Cheltenham, Northampton, MA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Law and biology,
  • Law -- Philosophy,
  • Evolution -- Philosophy

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-162) and index.

StatementWojciech Załuski.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsK328 .Z35 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 166 p. :
Number of Pages166
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23969500M
ISBN 101848444451
ISBN 109781848444454
LC Control Number2009930887

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