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The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (Great Discoveries) by David Quammen - 1st Edition - 2006 - from Small World Books, LLC and Biblio.com

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The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (Great Discoveries)

by David Quammen

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Atlas Books. Full number line. Boards clean, lower corners gently bumped. Tiny nick at upper edge of rear board. Spine heel gently bumped. Binding firm. Owner's name on front end paper, two pages with corner creases, else unmarked and clean. Text block with light foxing. DJ not clipped, clean and whole amid light shelf wear only..

Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-283) and index




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