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Some geographical aspects of West African development.

Ronald James Harrison Church

Some geographical aspects of West African development.

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Published by Center for International Studies, Ohio University in [Athens, Ohio] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Africa, West -- Economic conditions.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesPapers in international studies -- no. 10
    ContributionsOhio University, Athens. Center for International Studies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC503 W4 C5 1970
    The Physical Object
    Pagination29p.
    Number of Pages29
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18628405M


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