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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Slobodkin, Lawrence B. A citizen's guide to ecology / by Lawrence B. Slobodkin.

p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-19-516286-2 (cl.) — 0-19-516287-0 (pbk.) 1. Ecology. 2. Nature—Effect of human beings on. I. Title. QH541.S54 2003 577—dc21 2002072826


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