The varied roles of snails (Gastropod Molluscs) in the dynamics of human existence

an inaugural lecture of the University of Nigeria, delivered on May 28, 2009 by Fabian C. Okafor

Publisher: University of Nigeria, Senate Ceremonials Committee in [Nsukka, Nigeria]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 142 Downloads: 726
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [114]-126).

Statementby Fabian C. Okafor
SeriesInaugural lecture / University of Nigeria -- 47th
LC ClassificationsQL430.4 .O52 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination142 p. :
Number of Pages142
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24466091M
LC Control Number2009520019

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