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Published by Chronica botanica in Waltham, Mass .
Written in English


  • Forest soils

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Edition Notes

Other titlesForest growth
Statementby S. A. Wilde
SeriesA New series of plant science books -- Vol. XVIII, Chronica botanica -- no. 18
The Physical Object
Pagination2 p. l., [vii]-xx, [2], 241, [1] p. incl. illus. (incl. diagrs.) plates :
Number of Pages241
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16406217M
LC Control Number46000261

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