Respiratory metabolism of certain reptiles and amphibia.
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Respiratory metabolism of certain reptiles and amphibia. by Sherburne Friend Cook

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English


  • Metabolism.,
  • Respiration.,
  • Salamanders.,
  • Lizards.

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Edition Notes

SeriesUniversity of California publications in zoology,, v. 53, no. 10
LC ClassificationsQL1 .C15 vol. 53, no. 10
The Physical Object
Pagination367-376 p.
Number of Pages376
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL195762M
LC Control Numbera 49009853

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