Improved Types of Sheep for The Southwest; With a Chapter on the Sheep and Tunis and Algeria
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Other TitlesThe Sheep and Tunis and Algeria
Series/Report no.Bulletin (University of Arizona, Agricultural Experiment Station) No. 69
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