Ecology and economic development in tropical Africa.

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Institute of International Studies, University of California , Berkeley
Natural resources -- Africa, Sub-Saharan., Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Economic condit

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Africa, Sub-Saharan, Africa, Sub-Sah

StatementContributors: Herbert G. Baker [and others]
SeriesUniversity of California, Berkeley. Institute of International Studies. Research series,, no. 9, Research series (University of California, Berkeley. Institute of International Studies) ;, no. 9.
ContributionsBaker, Herbert G.
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LC ClassificationsHC502 .B68
The Physical Object
Pagination268 p.
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Open LibraryOL6009942M
LC Control Number66063824
OCLC/WorldCa1980229

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