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Climate and causation in African history

James McCann

Climate and causation in African history

by James McCann

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Published by African Studies Center, Boston University in Boston, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Human beings -- Effect of climate on -- Africa.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementby James C. McCann.
    SeriesWorking papers / Boston University, African Studies Center -- no.222, Working papers in African studies (Boston, Mass.) -- no.222.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination20 leaves ;
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20488644M

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