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Published by Fourth Estate in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Vegetarianism -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [384]-389) and index.

StatementColin Spencer.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTX392 .S72 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 402 p. ;
Number of Pages402
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1178655M
ISBN 101857020782
LC Control Number94165102
OCLC/WorldCa28065794

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