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Environmental quality and ecosystem stability selected proceedings from the 5th International Conference of the Israel Society for Ecologyand Environmental Quality, held in Jerusalem, Israel, 21-26 June 1992 by

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Published by Pergamon in Oxford .
Written in English

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Statementeditors A. Adin ... [et al.].
SeriesWater Science and Technology -- vol.27, no.7-8
ContributionsAdin, A., International Association on Water Quality.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20977572M
ISBN 100080423299

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