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fauna of the deep sea by Sydney John Hickson

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Published by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner and Co. in London .
Written in English


  • Marine animals.,
  • Marine biology.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Sydney J. Hickson.
SeriesModern science series / ed. by Sir John Lubbock
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 169 p. :
Number of Pages169
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23299384M

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  texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. National Emergency The fauna of the deep sea by Hickson, Sydney John, Publication date Topics Marine animals, Marine biology Publisher London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner and : Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hickson, Sydney John, Fauna of the deep sea. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner and Co., Title. The fauna of the deep sea, Related Titles. Series: Modern science series By. Hickson, Sydney John, Type. Book Material. Published material. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hickson, Sydney John, Fauna of the deep sea. London: Kegan Paul, (OCoLC) Document Type.

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