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Facts about forest fires

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Published by Rosen in New York .
Written in English

  • Forest fires.,
  • Reading (Elementary)

  • About the Edition

    Introduction for beginning readers to forest fires: how they start and how they are fought.

    Edition Notes

    Includes glossary and index (p. 15-16).

    StatementSharon McConnell
    SeriesRosen real readers
    ContributionsRosen Publishing Group, Inc. (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination16 p. :
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24206670M
    ISBN 10082398138X, 0823985407
    ISBN 109780823981380, 9780823985401

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