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Published by CABI North American Office in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


  • Land degradation -- China,
  • Rangelands -- Revegetation -- Case studies,
  • Range management -- Case studies

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Victor Squires ... [et al.].
GenreCase studies.
ContributionsSquires, V. R. 1937-
LC ClassificationsSF85.4.C6 R36 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22672024M
ISBN 109781845934965
LC Control Number2008047548

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