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What Is Environmental History?

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  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Polity Press .
Written in English

  • Social history,
  • History,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • History: World,
  • Environmental Science,
  • General,
  • Human Geography,
  • Nature / General,
  • Human ecology

  • The Physical Object
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7956613M
    ISBN 100745631886
    ISBN 109780745631882

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