Book reviewFreshwater snails of Africa and their medical importance: D. S. Brown, 1980. London: Taylor & Francis Ltd., 450 pp., illus. ISBN 0 85066 145 5. £25.00

@article{Wright1981BookRS,
  title={Book reviewFreshwater snails of Africa and their medical importance: D. S. Brown, 1980. London: Taylor \& Francis Ltd., 450 pp., illus. ISBN 0 85066 145 5. £25.00},
  author={Christopher Amyas Wright},
  journal={Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1981},
  volume={75},
  pages={384}
}
  • C. Wright
  • Published 1981
  • History
  • Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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