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The fate of nature

recovering our inborn ability to rescue the Earth

by Charles P. Wohlforth

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  • 19 Currently reading

Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Human ecology,
  • Human ecology -- Alaska,
  • Natural history -- Alaska,
  • Conservation of natural resources -- Alaska,
  • Environmental protection -- Alaska,
  • Alaska -- Environmental conditions

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCharles Wohlforth.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGF50 .W64 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23944481M
    ISBN 109780312377373
    LC Control Number2009045779


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