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The nature of Scotland

landscape, wildlife, and people

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Published by Canongate Books in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Scotland,
  • Scotland.
    • Subjects:
    • Natural history -- Scotland,
    • Landscape -- Scotland,
    • Human ecology -- Scotland,
    • Scotland -- Historical geography

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-244) and index.

      Statementedited by Magnus Magnusson and Graham White.
      ContributionsMagnusson, Magnus., White, Graham.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH141 .N38 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination248 p. :
      Number of Pages248
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL93646M
      ISBN 100862416744
      LC Control Number99204576

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