Isles of the West by Ian Mitchell

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Published by Birlinn Publishers .

Written in English

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  • Travel writing,
  • Nature,
  • Travel - Foreign,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Western Isles, Outer Hebrides,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • General

Book details

The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8920683M
ISBN 101841583227
ISBN 109781841583228

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