Eroding soils the off-farm impacts by Clark, Edwin H.

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Published by Conservation Foundation in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

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  • Soil erosion -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Water -- Pollution -- Environmental aspects.

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Includes bibliographies and index.

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StatementEdwin H. Clark II, Jennifer A. Haverkamp, William Chapman.
ContributionsHaverkamp, Jennifer A., Chapman, William, 1955-
LC ClassificationsQH545.S64 C55 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 252 p. :
Number of Pages252
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3029103M
ISBN 10089164086X
LC Control Number85009619

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