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Ecological change and desertification

A Warren

Ecological change and desertification

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Published by University College, London in London .
Written in English


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Prepared for the Desertification Secretariat, United Nations Environment Programme.

Statementby Andrew Warren and Judith K. Maizels.
ContributionsMaizels, Judith K., 1948-, United Nations Environment Programme. Desertification Secretariat.
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Open LibraryOL17423198M


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