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Saving a million species extinction risk from climate change by Lee Jay Hannah

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Published by Island Press in Washington, DC .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Extinction (Biology),
  • Global warming,
  • Climatic changes

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Lee Hannah
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC902.9 .S28 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25061248M
ISBN 101597265691
ISBN 109781597265690, 9781610911825
LC Control Number2011040327

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