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critical review of models in sociobiology.

B. J. Williams

critical review of models in sociobiology.

by B. J. Williams

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Taken from Annual review of anthropology, vol.10, 1981, pp.163-92.

SeriesAnnual review of anthropology -- v.10
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Open LibraryOL21653488M

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