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The Oxford Companion to the Earth

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsPaul L. Hancock (Editor), Brian J. Skinner (Editor), David L. Dineley (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages1185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7400762M
ISBN 100198540396
ISBN 109780198540397


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