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Published by Island Press .
Written in English


  • Rain forests,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology - Forest Ecology,
  • Agriculture - Forestry,
  • Technology,
  • Science,
  • Rain forest ecology,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Northwest Coast of North America,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • Technology / Agriculture / Forestry,
  • Congresses,
  • Northwest Coast of North Ameri

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Edition Notes

ContributionsJerry F. Franklin (Foreword), Patricia Marchak (Foreword), Peter Schoonmaker (Editor), Bettina Von Hagen (Editor), Edward C. Wolf (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages447
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8611566M
ISBN 101559634804
ISBN 109781559634809

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