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The walking whales

J. G. M. Thewissen

The walking whales

from land to water in eight million years

by J. G. M. Thewissen

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Whales,
  • Evolution,
  • Fossil Whales,
  • Paleontology

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-231) and index.

    StatementJ.G.M. "Hans" Thewissen ; with illustrations by Jacqueline Dillard
    ContributionsDillard, Jacqueline, illustrator
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE882.C5 T484 2015
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 245 pages
    Number of Pages245
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27171379M
    ISBN 100520277066
    ISBN 109780520277069
    LC Control Number2014003531
    OCLC/WorldCa898161972


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