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Natural history of the North East deserts

Natural history of the North East deserts

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Published by Royal Society of South Australia in [Adelaide] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia,
  • South Australia.
    • Subjects:
    • Natural history -- Australia -- South Australia.,
    • Deserts -- Australia -- South Australia.,
    • Desert biology -- Australia -- South Australia.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by M.J. Tyler ... [et al.].
      SeriesOccasional publications of the Royal Society of South Australia ;, no. 6
      ContributionsTyler, Michael J., Royal Society of South Australia.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH197 .N385 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 226 p. :
      Number of Pages226
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1633122M
      ISBN 100959662758
      LC Control Number91183063
      OCLC/WorldCa27215970


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