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The flight of the iguana

David Quammen

The flight of the iguana

a sidelong view of science and nature

by David Quammen

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Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural history -- Miscellanea,
  • Zoology -- Miscellanea

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid Quammen.
    GenreMiscellanea.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH45.5 .Q358 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 302 p. :
    Number of Pages302
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21598451M
    ISBN 100684836262
    ISBN 109780684836263
    OCLC/WorldCa63193599


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