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A Desert Calling

Life in a Forbidding Landscape

by Michael A. Mares

  • 190 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Animal ecology,
  • Arid zones, deserts,
  • Mammals,
  • Ecology,
  • Science,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Science / Biology,
  • Desert animals,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Biology,
  • Field work

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsStephen Jay Gould (Foreword)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7670667M
    ISBN 100674007476
    ISBN 109780674007475

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