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Published by Wiley in New York .
Written in English


  • Cetacea -- Behavior.,
  • Mammals -- Behavior.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Louis M. Herman.
ContributionsHerman, Louis M.
LC ClassificationsQL737.C4 C37 1980
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 463 p. :
Number of Pages463
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4097480M
ISBN 10047137315X
LC Control Number80011772

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