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Published by F. Watts in London, New York .
Written in English


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Describes the formation, structure, and movement of glaciers, ice caps, and ice sheets and their effects on the earth"s surface.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementMartyn Bramwell.
SeriesEarth science library
LC ClassificationsGB2403.8 .B73 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2554173M
ISBN 100531101789
LC Control Number85052046

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