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Restless creatures

Matt Wilkinson

Restless creatures

the story of life in ten movements

by Matt Wilkinson

  • 399 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Evolution,
  • Evolution (Biology),
  • Extremities (Anatomy),
  • Animal locomotion

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-289) and index.

    StatementMatt Wilkinson
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQP301 .W673 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 308 pages
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27202416M
    ISBN 100465065724
    ISBN 109780465065721
    LC Control Number2015037173
    OCLC/WorldCa884814509

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