Practicing community development

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Published by University of Missouri Extension in Columbia, Mo .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Community development.,
  • Community development -- Moral and ethical aspects.

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StatementDonald W. Littrell and Doris P. Littrell ; [illustrations by Dennis Murphy].
ContributionsLittrell, Don., Littrell, Doris Painter., University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHN 49 C6 L568 2006
The Physical Object
Pagination150 p. :
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22232551M
ISBN 100933842309
OCLC/WorldCa71000845

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