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greenhouse effect causes and consequences by David R. Wright

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Published in Hodder & Stoughton .
Written in English


  • Atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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StatementDavid R. Wright in association with the WWF. Teachers" book.
ContributionsWorld Wildlife Fund.
LC ClassificationsQC879.8
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19672503M

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