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Stratigraphy and life history by Marshall Kay

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Published by Wiley in New York, London .
Written in English


  • Historical geology.,
  • Geology, Stratigraphic.

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Statement(by) Marshall Kay, Edwin H. Colbert ; witha chapter on "The origins of the earth" by Dean B. McLaughlin.
ContributionsColbert, Edwin H. 1905-
The Physical Object
Pagination736p. :
Number of Pages736
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17329624M

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