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Peacock selection

Thomas Love Peacock

Peacock selection

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Published by Macmillan, St. Martin"s P. in London, Melbourne [etc.], New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited with an introduction and notes by H. L. B. Moody.
SeriesMacmillan"s English classics, new series, 10/6
ContributionsMoody, H. L. B. 1919- ed.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR5161 .M6 1966
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 222 p.,
Number of Pages222
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6016450M
LC Control Number66074295
OCLC/WorldCa15156546

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A peacock's tail: how Darwin arrived at his theory of sexual selection How Darwin developed the radical idea of females’ power to choose their mates despite it.

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