Solar drying practical methods of food preservation.

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Published by International Labour Office in Geneva .

Written in English

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  • Food -- Drying.,
  • Solar dryers.

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Bibliography: p. [123]-127.

Book details

ContributionsInternational Labour Office.
LC ClassificationsTP371.5 .S65 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 127 p. :
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2431011M
ISBN 109221053571
LC Control Number87120208

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