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Published by Lewis Publishers in Chelsea, MI .
Written in English



  • Great Lakes (North America)


  • Environmental toxicology -- Great Lakes (North America),
  • Environmental health -- Great Lakes (North America)

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statement[edited by] R. Warren Flint & John Vena.
ContributionsFlint, R. Warren, 1946-, Vena, John.
LC ClassificationsRA566.4.G74 H86 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination295 p. :
Number of Pages295
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1867882M
ISBN 100873714350
LC Control Number90026135

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