To the mouths of the Ganges
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To the mouths of the Ganges an ecological and cultural journey by Frederic C. Thomas

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Published by EastBridge, Marston in White Plains, N.Y, Abingdon .
Written in English


  • Stream ecology -- Ganges River (India and Bangladesh),
  • Human ecology -- Ganges River (India and Bangladesh),
  • Ganges River (India and Bangladesh) -- Social life and customs.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementFrederic C. Thomas.
SeriesSignature books series
The Physical Object
Pagination224 p. :
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22612552M
ISBN 101891936298

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