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Farming in California for the newcomer

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Published by University of California, College of Agriculture, Argricultural Experiment Station in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English


  • Agriculture

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StatementArthur Shultis
SeriesLithoprint series (California Agricultural Experiment Station) -- 51.
ContributionsCalifornia Agricultural Experiment Station
The Physical Object
Pagination26 p. :
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25397519M

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