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On extinction

Melanie Challenger

On extinction

how we became estranged from nature

by Melanie Challenger

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Published by Granta in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Environmental responsibility,
  • Extinction (Biology),
  • Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [314]-325).

    StatementMelanie Challenger
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGE195.7 .C43 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination330 p. :
    Number of Pages330
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25247807M
    ISBN 101847081878
    ISBN 109781847081872
    LC Control Number2012358414
    OCLC/WorldCa767527415


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