The age of ecology

a global history by Joachim Radkau

Written in English
Published: Pages: 546 Downloads: 206
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Subjects:

  • Environmentalism,
  • Environmentalists,
  • Ecology,
  • Human ecology,
  • History

Edition Notes

StatementJoachim Radkau ; translated by Patrick Camiller
ContributionsCamiller, Patrick
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGE195 .R3413 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 546 pages
Number of Pages546
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27168114M
ISBN 100745662161
ISBN 109780745662169
OCLC/WorldCa870635840

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