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Environmental physiology of desert organisms

Environmental physiology of desert organisms

[proceedings of a symposium held at Arizona State University, Tempe, 1974; sponsored by the American Institute of Biological sciences and others]

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Published by Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross in Stroudsberg .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Neil F. Hadley.
ContributionsHadley, Neil F., American Institute of Biological Sciences.
The Physical Object
Paginationv111, 283p. :
Number of Pages283
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22471426M
ISBN 100470338512

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