Biodiversity in agriculture domestication, evolution, and sustainability by Harlan Symposium (2nd 2008 University of California, Davis)

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Statementedited by Paul Gepts ... [et al.].
ContributionsGepts, Paul L.
LC ClassificationsS494.5.A43 H37 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25304967M
ISBN 109780521764599, 9780521170871
LC Control Number2011026300

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