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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Homosexuality.,
  • Human genetics.,
  • Twins -- United States -- Case studies.,
  • Gays -- United States -- Case studies.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-146).

Statementedited, with an introduction by Geoff Puterbaugh.
SeriesGarland reference library of social science ;, vol. 627., Garland gay and lesbian studies ;, vol. 2, Garland reference library of social science ;, v. 627., Garland reference library of social science., vol. 2.
ContributionsPuterbaugh, Geoff.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ76.25 .T78 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 146 p. ;
Number of Pages146
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1872147M
ISBN 100824061497
LC Control Number90031756

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