2 edition of Buying a better environment found in the catalog.
Buying a better environment
National Conference on "Regulatory Reform, Transferable Permits, and Enhancement of Environmental Quality" (1982 Madison, Wis.)
|Statement||sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, June 23-25, 1982, Madison, Wis. ; Erhard F. Joeres & Martin H. David, editors.|
|Series||Land economics monographs ;, no. 6, Technical report / University of Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program ;, no. 239, Technical report (University of Wisconsin--Madison. Sea Grant College Program) ;, no. 239.|
|Contributions||Joeres, Erhard F., David, Martin Heidenhain., University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute.|
|LC Classifications||HC110.E5 N354 1982|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 276 p. :|
|Number of Pages||276|
|LC Control Number||83047673|
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