Biohistory the interplay between human society and the biosphere : past and present by Stephen Boyden

Cover of: Biohistory | Stephen Boyden

Published by UNESCO, Parthenon in Paris, Carnforth .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Human ecology.,
  • Biosphere.,
  • Human evolution.,
  • Geobiology.,
  • Sociobiology.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementS. Boyden.
SeriesMan and the biosphere series -- v.8
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGF50
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv,265p. :
Number of Pages265
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21939766M
ISBN 10185070371X

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