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Nature, mother of invention the engineering of plant life by Felix R. Paturi

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Published by Thames and Hudson in London .
Written in English


  • Botany -- Miscellanea

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Edition Notes

StatementFelix R. Paturi ; [translated from the German by Margaret Clarke].
LC ClassificationsQK87 .P3713
The Physical Object
Pagination208 p. :
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4933924M
ISBN 100500011273
LC Control Number76360846

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