Floating gold

a natural (and unnatural) history of ambergris by Christopher Kemp

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press in Chicago, London

Written in English
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  • Ambergris
  • Edition Notes

    StatementChristopher Kemp
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQD331 .K457 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationpages. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25140227M
    ISBN 100226430367
    ISBN 109780226430362
    LC Control Number2011050637

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