Farm tourism in hill and upland areas of Wales
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Published by Department of Agricultural Economics and Marketing, University College of Wales in Aberystwyth .
Written in English


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Statementby W. Dyfri Jones and D.A.G. Green.
ContributionsGreen, D. A. G. 1930-, University College of Wales. Department of Agricultural Economics and Marketing.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 69p. ;
Number of Pages69
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13909832M

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