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Mediterranean desertification

Mediterranean desertification

a mosaic of processes and responses

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Published by John Wiley & Sons in Chichester, Hoboken, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Desertification -- Mediterranean Region.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by N.A. Geeson, C.J. Brandt, and J.B. Thornes.
    ContributionsGeeson, Nichola., Brandt, C. Jane., Thornes, John B.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGB618.68.M43 M4 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 440 p. :
    Number of Pages440
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22483776M
    ISBN 100470844485


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