Soils and mankind
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Soils and mankind the problem of the food-hungry world. by N. H. Taylor

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Published by R. W. Stiles in Nelson .
Written in English


  • Food supply.,
  • Soils.,
  • Industrialization.

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Bibliography: p. 27.

SeriesThomas Cawthron memorial lecture,, no. 36, 1961
LC ClassificationsQ93 .C2 no. 36 1961
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p.
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL221688M
LC Control Numbera 63000441

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