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The wasting of Borneo

Alex Shoumatoff

The wasting of Borneo

dispatches from a vanishing world

by Alex Shoumatoff

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Voyages and travels,
  • Ethnology,
  • Travel,
  • Human ecology,
  • Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementAlex Shoumatoff
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG465 .S556 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination184 pages
    Number of Pages184
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27238643M
    ISBN 100807078247
    ISBN 109780807078242
    LC Control Number2016019720
    OCLC/WorldCa949553686


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