A Manual of Natural History, for the Use of Travellers: Being a Description of the Families of the Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms: with Remarks on the Practical Study of Geology and Meteorology. To which are Appended Directions for Collecting and Preserving

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J. Van Voorst, 1854 - Botany - 749 pages
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