Aristotle to Zoos: A Philosophical Dictionary of Biology
In the spirit of Voltaire--and occasionally in the spirit of P. G. Wodehouse--the Medawars have crafted for the life sciences a source of reference that is meant for browsing, a book both authoritative and tilled with delights.
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