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Published by Blackwell Pub. in Malden, MA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Geomorphology -- Philosophy -- History.,
  • Earth sciences -- Philosophy -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementBarbara A. Kennedy.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGB406 .K46 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3398282M
ISBN 101405101873, 1405101881
ISBN 109781405101875, 9781405101882
LC Control Number2005011628

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