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Published by Academic Press in Amsterdam, Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Birds -- Speciation.,
  • Birds -- Geographical distribution.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [577]-629) and index.

StatementIan Newton ; illustrations by Keith Brockie.
ContributionsBrockie, Keith.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL677.3 .N5 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 668 p. :
Number of Pages668
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3575733M
ISBN 10012517375X
LC Control Number2002115609

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