The Shell natural history of Britain.

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  • English

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Natural history -- Great Bri


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StatementGeneral editor: Maurice Burton.
ContributionsBurton, Maurice, 1898- ed.
LC ClassificationsQH137 .S43
The Physical Object
Pagination481 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4652929M
ISBN 100718140338
LC Control Number77499346

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