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Genetic explanations sense and nonsense by Sheldon Krimsky

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


  • Interdisciplinary Communication,
  • Genetic Phenomena,
  • Genetic Determinism

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Sheldon Krimsky and Jeremy Gruber
The Physical Object
Paginationp. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25214964M
ISBN 109780674064461
LC Control Number2012005988

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