1 edition of Energy, agriculture and the built environment found in the catalog.
Energy, agriculture and the built environment
by Centre for Environmental Studies, University of Melbourne in [Melbourne]
Written in English
|Statement||Ross King, editor.|
|LC Classifications||S494.5.E5 E59, S494.5E5 E59|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||150 p. :|
|Number of Pages||150|
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