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Published by Fawcett Crest in New York .
Written in English


  • Pesticides -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Pesticides -- Toxicology.,
  • Pesticides and wildlife.,
  • Insect pests -- Biological control.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Rachel Carson.
LC ClassificationsQH545.P4 C38 1964
The Physical Object
Pagination304 p. ;
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1365068M
ISBN 100449200795
LC Control Number92838266

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