The Value of birds

based on the proceedings of a symposium and workshop held at the XIX World Conference of the International Council for Bird Preservation, June 1986, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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The Council , Cambridge, England
Birds -- Conservation -- Congresses., Birds -- Economic aspects -- Congresses., Birds -- Social aspects -- Congresses., Indicators (Biology) -- Congre
Statementedited by A.W. Diamond and F.L. Filion.
GenreCongresses.
SeriesICBP technical publication ;, no. 6
ContributionsDiamond, A. W. 1944-, Filion, Fern L., International Council for Bird Preservation. World Conference
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL676.5 .V3 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 267 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2115571M
ISBN 100946888108
LC Control Number88171149

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