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  • Decision theory: general,
  • Management & management techniques,
  • Management of land & natural resources,
  • Natural Resources Management,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • Ecology,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Science,
  • Natural Resources,
  • Multiple criteria decision making,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Environmental Engineering & Technology,
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ContributionsS. A. El-Swaify (Editor), D. S. Yakowitz (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages743
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Open LibraryOL8741477M
ISBN 101574440918
ISBN 109781574440911

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