Encyclopedia of Life Science, Volumes 1 & 2 (Facts on File Science Library)

By Katherine E Cullen

Meant to enrich the cloth mostly taught in highschool biology and introductory biology classes, 'Encyclopedia of lifestyles technology' is a brand new, quantity reference set that displays the elemental recommendations and ideas pointed out by means of the nationwide Committee on technological know-how schooling criteria.

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