Soil at risk Canada"s eroding future = Nos sols dégradés : le Canada compromet son avenir.

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Subjects:

  • Agricultural conservation -- Canada.,
  • Soil conservation -- Canada.,
  • Soil erosion -- Canada.

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Other titlesNos sols dégrades
ContributionsSparrow, Herbert O., Canada. Parliament. Senate. Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Classifications
LC ClassificationsS625.C3 S6 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 129, ix, 143 p. :
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14434883M

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