Nature, culture, and human history
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Nature, culture, and human history a bio-cultural introduction to anthropology by Davydd J. Greenwood

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English


  • Anthropology,
  • Sociobiology

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDavydd J. Greenwood, William A. Stini.
ContributionsStini, William A., joint author.
LC ClassificationsGN25 .G73
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 531 p. :
Number of Pages531
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4542525M
ISBN 100060425059
LC Control Number77009425

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