Ecoholism and its critics

a critical exploration of holism in environmental ethics and the science of ecology. by Pamela Courtenay Hall

Written in English
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  • Goodpaster, Kenneth E., -- 1944-,
  • Rodman, John A.
The Physical Object
Pagination388 leaves.
Number of Pages388
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18824424M
ISBN 100621072819

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