Shaping ecology the life of Arthur Tansley by P. G. Ayres

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Published by Wiley-Blackwell in Chichester, West Sussex, UK, Malden, MA .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Ecology,
  • Nature conservation,
  • Natural areas,
  • Ecologists,
  • Political and social views,
  • Field Studies Council (Great Britain),
  • Environmental conditions,
  • Botanists,
  • Nature Conservancy (Great Britain),
  • Biography,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementPeter Ayres
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH31.T37 A87 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25094287M
ISBN 109780470671566, 9780470671542
LC Control Number2011040963

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