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warm desert environment [by] Andrew Goudie and John Wilkinson. by Andrew S. Goudie

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Eng.] New York .
Written in English


  • Deserts,
  • Arid regions

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index. Bibliography: p. 83-84.

SeriesCambridge topics in geography series, Cambridge topics in geography series
ContributionsWilkinson, John Craven.
The Physical Object
Pagination88 p. ill. ;
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20048540M

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