Agricultural land-use change in Canada process and consequences by J. D. McCuaig

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Published by Lands Directorate, Environment Canada in Ottawa .

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  • Canada.

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  • Land use, Rural -- Canada.,
  • Farms -- Canada.,
  • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Canada.

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Statementby J.D. McCuaig, E.W. Manning.
SeriesLand use in Canada series ;, no. 21
ContributionsManning, Edward W.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD316 .M35 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 213 p. :
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3097927M
ISBN 100662117859
LC Control Number82202410

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