history of the Pacific from the stone age to the present day by Barclay, Glen St. John

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  • Islands of the Pacific -- History.

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StatementGlen Barclay.
LC ClassificationsDU28.3 .B37
The Physical Object
Pagination264 p., [8] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4293451M
ISBN 100283984341
LC Control Number78321229

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