Problems in the development and conservation of desert and semidesert lands pre-congress symposium K26, Ashkhabad, U.S.S.R., July 20-26, 1976 by Working Group on Desertification In and Around Arid Lands.

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StatementWorking Group on Desertification In and Around Arid Lands ; edited by J. A. Mabbutt.
ContributionsMabbutt, J. A., International Geographical Congress (23rd : 1976 : Moscow, R.S.F.S.R.)
LC ClassificationsGB611 .W7 1976
The Physical Object
Pagination216 p. :
Number of Pages216
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Open LibraryOL4291146M
LC Control Number78318578

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Problems in the development and conservation of desert and semidesert lands; (papers presented at the) Pre-Congress Symposium K 26, Ashkhabad, USSR, JulBy J.A. (ed.) Mabbutt, F.R.). Working Group on Desertification in and around Arid Lands Freiburg-Breisgau (Germany International Geographical Union, Kensington (Australia).

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