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California chaparral paradigms re-examined

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Published by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in Los Angeles .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Chaparral ecology -- Congresses.,
  • Chaparral ecology -- California -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Sterling C. Keeley.
SeriesScience series / Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County -- no. 34, Science series (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- no. 34.
ContributionsKeeley, Sterling C., Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH541.5.C5 C35 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 171 p. :
Number of Pages171
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14788215M

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