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From Coastal Wilderness to Fruited Plain A History of Environmental Change in Temperate North America from 1500 to the Present by Gordon G. Whitney

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ecological science, the Biosphere,
  • Management of land & natural resources,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Science,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Landscape changes--United States--History,
  • Science / Biology,
  • Science / Environmental Science,
  • Science-Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Science-Life Sciences - Ecology

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages485
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7746984M
ISBN 10052157658X
ISBN 109780521576581

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