The upper Paraná River and its floodplain
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Published by Backhuys Publishers in Leiden .
Written in English


  • Floodplain ecology -- Paraná River Watershed (Brazil-Argentina),
  • Biodiversity conservation -- Paraná River Watershed (Brazil-Argentina),
  • Geology -- Paraná River Watershed (Brazil-Argentina),
  • Geografische aspecten,
  • Ecologische aspecten

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by S.M. Thomaz, A.A. Agostinho and N.S. Hahn.
SeriesBiology of inland waters
ContributionsThomaz, S. M., Agostinho, Angelo Antônio, 1950-, Hahn, Norma Segatti, 1955-
LC ClassificationsQH117 .U66 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 393 p. :
Number of Pages393
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23737216M
ISBN 10905782146X
ISBN 109789057821462
LC Control Number2009309879

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