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Biology of deserts the proceedings of a symposium on the biology of hot and cold deserts organized by the Institute of Biology by

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Published by Institute of Biology, Hafner in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Deserts.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by J.L. Cloudsley-Thompson.
ContributionsCloudsley-Thompson, J. L.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGB611 .I5 1954
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 223 p. :
Number of Pages223
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23281658M
LC Control Number55027369

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