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The symbolic species evolved by Theresa Schilhab

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Published by Springer in Dordrecht, New York .
Written in English


  • Origin,
  • Animal communication,
  • Biology,
  • Language,
  • Neurolinguistics,
  • Human evolution,
  • Biological Evolution,
  • Brain,
  • Semiotics,
  • Physiology,
  • Language and languages,
  • Cultural Evolution

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementTheresa Schilhab, Frederik Stjernfelt, Terrence Deacon, editors
SeriesBiosemiotics -- v. 6, Biosemiotics -- v. 6.
LC ClassificationsQP399 .S95 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 288 p. :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25361247M
ISBN 109400723350, 9400723369
ISBN 109789400723351, 9789400723368
LC Control Number2011942348

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