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Ecological understanding the nature of theory and the theory of nature by Steward T. A. Pickett

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Published by Academic Press in San Diego, London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ecology -- Philosophy.,
  • Ecology -- Methodology.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementSteward T.A. Pickett, Jurek Kolasa, Clive G. Jones.
ContributionsKolasa, Jurek., Jones, Clive G.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii,206p.
Number of Pages206
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22180041M
ISBN 10012554720X

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