Natural selections national parks in Atlantic Canada, 1935-1970 by Alan Andrew MacEachern

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Published by McGill-Queen"s University Press in Montreal .

Written in English

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  • Canada. National and Historic Parks Branch -- History.,
  • National parks and reserves -- Atlantic Provinces -- History.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-322) and index.

Book details

StatementAlan MacEachern.
LC ClassificationsSB484.C2 M23 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 328 p. :
Number of Pages328
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3629789M
ISBN 100773521577
LC Control Number2002421349

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