human ecology of extreme geophysical events

by Ian Burton

Publisher: University of Toronto. Deptof Geog

Written in English
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Statementby I. Burton, R.W. Kates, G.F. White.
ContributionsKates, Robert W., White, Gilbert F., University of Toronto. Department of Geography.
The Physical Object
Pagination33p.
Number of Pages33
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Open LibraryOL13658789M

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