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Living systems: principles and relationships

James M. Ford

Living systems: principles and relationships

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Published by Canfield Press in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biology.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies.

    Statement[by] James M. Ford [and] James E. Monroe.
    ContributionsMonroe, James E., joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH308.2 .F67 1974
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 504 p.
    Number of Pages504
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5415406M
    LC Control Number73007190


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