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The Giant Panda: A Morphological Study of Evolutionary Mechanisms.

Davis, Dwight D.

Published by Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, . First edition., 1964
From Natural History Books (Iowa City, IA, U.S.A.)

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Pp. 339, 159 text-figures (fine anatomical line drawings, some in color), some black-and-white photographs of pandas. Publisher's original gray printed wrappers, lg 4to. Fieldiana: Zoology Memoirs, volume 3. This is the classic monograph on this distinctive Chinese bear. The late Stephen Jay Gould in his book 'The Panda's Thumb' (page 22) notes this is ".probably the greatest work of modern evolutionary comparative anatomy and it contains more than anyone would ever want to know about pandas." The title is neatly printed on the spine. No ownership marks and no signs of use. Just a touch of wear to the outer corners of the wrappers, the text is bright and clean; overall, a tight copy in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 6589

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Title: The Giant Panda: A Morphological Study of ...

Publisher: Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, . First edition.

Publication Date: 1964

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Natural History Books is an independent, rare book retailer operating out of Iowa City, IA. The business is owned and operated by Noriko and Russell Ciochon. We only sell books through our NHB website and other book service websites. We do not offer books for sale within the state of Iowa. We specialize in rare and hard to find books in all areas of natural history especially ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, paleontology, botany, evolutionary biology and travel and exploration. Our rare and hard-to-find book section has many fine hand-colored plate books. Our latest acquisition is the ichthyology and aquarium fish collection of Ross Socolof Books of Florida. We are always buying natural history books – if you have a collection to offer, please contact us at or by calling (319) 354-9088.

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