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Published by Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington State College in Bellingham, Wash .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references leaves 58-59 (1st foliation)).

StatementScott E. Smith, James D. Doughtery.
SeriesProblem series, Problem series (Huxley College of Environmental Studies)
ContributionsDougherty, James D.
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 60, [37] leaves :
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13630402M

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