Flora and vegetation of the Needle Mountains, San Juan Range, southwestern Colorado by Joan Michener-Foote

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StatementJoan Michener-Foote and Tim Hogan.
SeriesNatural history inventory of Colorado,, no. 18
ContributionsHogan, Tim, 1955-, University of Colorado (System). Museum.
LC ClassificationsQK150 .M53 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination39 p. :
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL95715M
LC Control Number99207737

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