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Includes bibliographies and index.
|Statement||editors, Richard A. Seigel, Joseph T. Collins, Susan S. Novak.|
|Contributions||Seigel, Richard A., Collins, Joseph T., Novak, Susan S.|
|LC Classifications||QL666.O6 S66 1987|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv, 529 p. :|
|Number of Pages||529|
|LC Control Number||86031212|
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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Other Titles: Snakes, ecology and evolutionary biology.
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