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Urban biophysical environments

H. A. Bridgman

Urban biophysical environments

by H. A. Bridgman

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Published by Oxford University Press in Melbourne, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia.
    • Subjects:
    • Urban ecology -- Australia,
    • Urban ecology (Biology) -- Australia,
    • Human ecology -- Australia

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 138-146) and index.

      StatementHoward Bridgman, Robin Warner, John Dodson.
      SeriesMeridian, Meridian (Melbourne, Vic.)
      ContributionsWarner, Robin F., Dodson, J. R.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHT243.A9 B75 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 152 p. :
      Number of Pages152
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL587502M
      ISBN 100195536118
      LC Control Number96177896
      OCLC/WorldCa34874473

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