Australia"s endangered species the extinction dilemma

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Published by Prentice Hall Press in New York, N.Y .

Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-188) and indexes.

Book details

Other titlesEndangered species.
StatementMichael Kennedy, general editor ; foreword by Richard Morecroft ; international comment by Norman Myers ; specialist chapters by Geoff Williams ... [et al.].
SeriesBooks from down under
ContributionsKennedy, Michael, 1951-
LC ClassificationsQL84.7.A1 A87 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1891822M
ISBN 100130532088
LC Control Number90060994

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