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Published by Distributed for the United Nations University by the World Bank in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Sustainable development.,
  • Natural resources -- Management.,
  • Sustainable development -- Case studies.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Mohan Munasinghe and Walter Shearer.
ContributionsMunasinghe, Mohan, 1945-, Shearer, Walter.
LC ClassificationsHC79.E5 D442 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiii, 440 p. :
Number of Pages440
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1271611M
ISBN 100821331345
LC Control Number95002865

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