Living systems: principles and relationships
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Living systems: principles and relationships by James M. Ford

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Published by Canfield Press in San Francisco .
Written in English


  • Biology.

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Includes bibliographies.

Statement[by] James M. Ford [and] James E. Monroe. Biological illus. by Laney Hicks.
ContributionsMonroe, James E., joint author.
LC ClassificationsQH308.2 .F67 1971
The Physical Object
Pagination438 p.
Number of Pages438
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4769031M
ISBN 10006382700X
LC Control Number78148575

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