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Man"s impact on terrestrial and oceanic ecosystems.

William Henry Matthews

Man"s impact on terrestrial and oceanic ecosystems.

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Published by M.I.T. Press in [Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pollution,
  • Nature -- Effect of human beings on,
  • Ecology

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies.

    StatementEdited by William H. Matthews, Frederick E. Smith [and] Edward D. Goldberg.
    ContributionsSmith, Frederick E., 1920- joint comp., Goldberg, Edward D., joint comp.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD174 .M39
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 540 p.
    Number of Pages540
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4468177M
    ISBN 100262130777
    LC Control Number79160055


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