Banking on the biosphere? environmental procedures and practices of nine multilateral development agencies by Stein, Robert E.

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Published by Heath, (Distributed by) Teakfield Limited in Lexington, Mass.), (Farnborough, Hants.) ((1 Westmead, Farnborough, Hants. GU14 7RU)) .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Economic assistance -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Technical assistance -- Environmental aspects.

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Book details

StatementRobert E. Stein, Brian Johnson.
ContributionsJohnson, Brian, 1936-
The Physical Object
Paginationxv,205p. :
Number of Pages205
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21585648M
ISBN 100669027340

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