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Mass wasting proceedings, 4th Guelph Symposium on Geomorphology, 1975 by Guelph Symposium on Geomorphology (4th 1975 University of Guelph)

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Published by Geo Abstracts, University of East Anglia in Norwich, Eng .
Written in English


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Statementedited by E. Yatsu, A. J. Ward, F. Adams.
SeriesGeographical publication -- no.4, Geographical publication -- no. 4
ContributionsYatsu, Eiju, 1920-, Ward, A. J.
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Paginationv, 202 p. :
Number of Pages202
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Open LibraryOL21932846M

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