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Human impact on the ecosystem by Joy Tivy

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Published by Oliver & Boyd in Edinburgh, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Nature -- Effect of human beings on,
  • Ecology,
  • Environmental protection

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJoy Tivy, Greg O"Hare ; maps and diagrams drawn by Ann Rooke and Andy Skinner
SeriesConceptual frameworks in geography, Conceptual frameworks in geography
ContributionsO"Hare, Greg
The Physical Object
Pagination243 p., [4] pages of plates :
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17557215M
ISBN 100050034243, 0050032038
LC Control Number81011321

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