The Gulf of California
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The Gulf of California biodiversity and conservation by Richard C. Brusca

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Published by University of Arizona Press, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Ariz .
Written in English

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-330) and index.

Statementedited by Richard C. Brusca
SeriesArizona-Sonora Desert Museum studies in natural history, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum studies in natural history
LC ClassificationsQH95.4 .G85 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination[xiii], 354 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages354
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24419761M
ISBN 100816527393, 0816503567
ISBN 109780816527397, 9780816503568
LC Control Number2009046445

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