Persistent pesticides in the environment
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Published by Butterworths in London .
Written in English


  • Pesticides -- Environmental aspects.

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Edition Notes

Statementauthor, Clive A. Edwards.
SeriesCRC monoscience series
ContributionsChemical Rubber Company.
LC ClassificationsQH545.P4 E3 1970
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 7-78 p.
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5030935M
ISBN 100408700955
LC Control Number73883192

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