The Galapagos Islands by Sara Louise Kras

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Published by Marshall Cavendish Benchmark in New York .

Written in English

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  • Galapagos Islands -- Juvenile literature

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Includes bibliographical references.

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Statementby Sara Louise Kras.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesNature"s wonders
LC ClassificationsF3741.G2 K73 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16302702M
ISBN 109780761428565
LC Control Number2007020416

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