Science and the future of arid lands by Gilbert F. White

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Published by Unesco in [Paris] .

Written in English

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  • Arid regions.

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Includes bibliography.

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Statement[by] Gilbert E. [sic] White.
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LC ClassificationsGB665 .W55
The Physical Object
Pagination95 p.
Number of Pages95
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5842789M
LC Control Number61065722
OCLC/WorldCa2853357

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