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Darwinism and the study of society a centenary symposium. by Michael Banton

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Published by Tavistock Publications, Quadrangle Books in London, Chicago .
Written in English


  • Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Influence.,
  • Evolution (Biology),
  • Social Darwinism.

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Edition Notes

StatementWith contributions by Michael Banton [and others] Edited by Michael Banton. With an introd. by J. Bronowski.
LC ClassificationsQH367 .B34
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 191 p.
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5821637M
LC Control Number61007932

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