Pesticides in the environment
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Published by Dekker in New York, Basel .
Written in English


  • Pesticides -- Environmental aspects.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Robert White Stevens. Vol.2.
ContributionsWhite-Stevens, Robert.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi,458p. :
Number of Pages458
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20142932M
ISBN 10082471783X

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