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Published by University of Queensland Press in association with the Australian Society of Soil Science, Distributed in the USA and Canada by University of Queensland Press in St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia, Manchester, NH, USA .
Written in English



  • Australia.


  • Soils -- Australia.,
  • Soil degradation -- Australia.,
  • Soil erosion -- Australia.,
  • Soil conservation -- Australia.,
  • Soil ecology -- Australia.,
  • Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Australia.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by J.S. Russell and R.F. Isbell.
ContributionsRussell, J. S. 1927-, Isbell, R. F., Australian Society of Soil Science.
LC ClassificationsS599.7.A1 A95 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 522 p. :
Number of Pages522
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2535712M
ISBN 100702219681
LC Control Number85016514

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