Climate change, landscape, floods and food prosperity

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Published by South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy in New Delhi .

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StatementRajni Bakshi... [et al]
The Physical Object
Pagination111 p.
Number of Pages111
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Open LibraryOL24041093M
LC Control Number2010316266

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