A review of the natural resources of the African Continent.
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Published in [Paris .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Natural resources -- Africa,
  • Research -- Africa

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

SeriesNatural resources research, 1, Natural resources research, 1
The Physical Object
Pagination437 p. illus., maps. ;
Number of Pages437
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19703861M

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