Nature conservation and environmental protection in the Negev Desert
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Nature conservation and environmental protection in the Negev Desert a challenge for Israel in the 1980"s by Dan Rabinowitz

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Published by Anglo-Israel Association in London .
Written in English


  • Nature conservation -- Israel -- Negev.,
  • Environmental protection -- Israel -- Negev.,
  • Negev (Israel)

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Statementby Dan Rabinowitz ; edited by Gerrard Mathews.
SeriesPamphlet (Anglo-Israel Association) -- no. 62
ContributionsMathews, Gerrard.
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p. ;
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13547361M

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