Evolution and Control in Biological Systems: Proceedings of the IIASA Workshop, Laxenburg, Austria, 30 November – 4 December 1987

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Proceedings of the IIASA Workshop, November 30-December 4, 1987, Laxenburg, Austria
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Springer Science & Business Media
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Dec 6, 2012
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191
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9789400923584
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