What it means to be human
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What it means to be human historical reflections from the 1800s to the present by Joanna Bourke

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Published by Counterpoint in Berkeley, CA .
Written in English


  • Equality,
  • Human evolution,
  • Human beings,
  • Comparative Psychology,
  • Human-animal relationships,
  • Humanism,
  • History

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementJoanna Bourke
LC ClassificationsBD450 .B6396 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25287623M
ISBN 109781582436081
LC Control Number2011012710

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