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Cities and nature in the American West

Char Miller

Cities and nature in the American West

by Char Miller

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Published by University of Nevada Press in Reno .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Char Miller
SeriesThe urban West series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHT243.U62 W473 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24468485M
ISBN 109780874178241
LC Control Number2010014696
OCLC/WorldCa608034007

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