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American nature writing, 1995

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Published by Sierra Club Books in San Francisco .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementselected by John A. Murray
ContributionsSierra Club
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 340 p. ;
Number of Pages340
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24390544M
ISBN 100871564386
ISBN 109780871564382
OCLC/WorldCa33925389


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