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first chimpanzee in search of human origins by John R. Gribbin

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Published by Penguin in London, England, New York, N.Y., USA .
Written in English


  • Human evolution,
  • Human beings -- Origin

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJohn Gribbin and Jeremy Cherfas.
ContributionsCherfas, Jeremy.
The Physical Object
Pagination318 p. :
Number of Pages318
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21095539M
ISBN 100140294813

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