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Published by University of Utah Press in Salt Lake City .
Written in English

    Places:
  • North America
    • Subjects:
    • Biotic communities -- North America -- Classification.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-141).

      Other titlesNorth American biotic communities
      StatementDavid E. Brown, Frank Reichenbacher, Susan E. Franson.
      ContributionsReichenbacher, Frank, 1955-, Franson, Susan E., 1953-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH102 .B76 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 141 p. :
      Number of Pages141
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL703777M
      ISBN 100874805627
      LC Control Number97053161


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