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Published by Elsevier, Distributors for the U.S. and Canada, Elsevier Science Pub. Co. in Amsterdam, New York, New York, NY, U.S.A .
Written in English



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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

StatementDavid Stephenson, Margaret S. Peterson [sic].
SeriesDevelopments in water science ;, 41
ContributionsPetersen, Margaret S.
LC ClassificationsTC527 .S74 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 289 p. :
Number of Pages289
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2025342M
ISBN 100444889566
LC Control Number91000071

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