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Cormorants, darters, and pelicans of the world by Paul A. Johnsgard

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Published by Smithsonian Institution Press in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Cormorants.,
  • Pelicans.,
  • Anhingidae.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-439) and index.

StatementPaul A. Johnsgard.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL696.P4745 J64 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 445 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of Pages445
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1727784M
ISBN 101560982160
LC Control Number92031997

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