Contrasts in near-similarity

    • A Correction to this article was published on 12 July 1984
    • A Correction to this article was published on 26 July 1984

    The Low Countries, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, are far from being the homogeneous corner of Northern Europe that geography suggests. 

    Access options

    Rent or Buy article

    Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


    All prices are NET prices.

    Rights and permissions

    Reprints and Permissions

    About this article

    Cite this article

    Contrasts in near-similarity. Nature 309, 491–510 (1984).

    Download citation


    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.