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The food and people dilemma.

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Published by Duxbury Press in Belmont, Calif .
Written in English


  • Food supply.,
  • Population.

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Bibliography: p. 109-111.

SeriesThe Man-environment system in the late twentieth century
LC ClassificationsHD9000.5 .B529
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 140 p.
Number of Pages140
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5432802M
ISBN 100878720502
LC Control Number73080016

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