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Cultural selection

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Published by BasicBooks in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Culture -- History,
  • Social evolution,
  • Arts -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementGary Taylor.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCB151 .T28 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination325 p. ;
    Number of Pages325
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL807842M
    ISBN 100465044883
    LC Control Number95044536


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