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A guide to field guides identifying the natural history of North America by Diane Schmidt

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Published by Libraries Unlimited in Englewood, Colo .
Written in English



  • North America


  • Natural history -- North America -- Bibliography,
  • Animals -- North America -- Identification -- Bibliography,
  • Plants -- North America -- Identification -- Bibliography,
  • Rocks -- North America -- Identification -- Bibliography,
  • Fossils -- North America -- Identification -- Bibliography

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementDiane Schmidt.
GenreBibliography., Identification
SeriesReference sources in science and technology series
LC ClassificationsZ7408.N6 S36 1999, QH102 S36 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 304 p. ;
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL36745M
ISBN 10058508047X, 1563087073
LC Control Number99022868

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