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The Best American Science & Nature Writing 2000

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Published by Houghton Mifflin .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsDavid Quammen (Adapter), Burkhard Bilger (Adapter)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7603603M
ISBN 100618082956
ISBN 109780618082957
OCLC/WorldCa45181681

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