The Sonoran Desert by Jack W. Dykinga

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Published by H.N. Abrams in New York .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 166-167).

Book details

Statementphotographs by Jack W. Dykinga ; text by Charles Bowden.
ContributionsBowden, Charles, 1945-
LC ClassificationsQH104.5.S58 D95 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination167 p. :
Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1705853M
ISBN 100810938243
LC Control Number92007223

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