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Global climate change and life on earth

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Published by Routledge, Chapman, and Hall in New York .
Written in English

  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Global temperature changes -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses,
    • Biological diversity -- Climatic factors -- United States -- Congresses,
    • Biological diversity conservation -- United States -- Congresses,
    • Global warming -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses,
    • Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric -- Environmental aspects -- United States -- Congresses,
    • Energy policy -- United States -- Congresses

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRichard L. Wyman, editor ; foreword by Paul R. Ehrlich.
      ContributionsWyman, Richard L.
      LC ClassificationsQH545.T4 G56 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxi, 282 p. :
      Number of Pages282
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1856963M
      ISBN 100412028115, 0412028212
      LC Control Number90008965

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