The Somali and the Camel: Ecology, Management and Economics

  title={The Somali and the Camel: Ecology, Management and Economics},
  author={Ko Farah and Dickson M. Nyariki and R. K. Ngugi and Issack Mohamed Noor and Abdi Y Guliye},
  journal={The Anthropologist},
  pages={45 - 55}
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