Glaciers and related environments in China
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Published by Science Press in Beijing .
Written in English


  • Glaciers -- China

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementeditor-in-chief : Shi Ya feng ; associate editors: Huang Maohuan, Yao Tandong, He Yuanqing.
ContributionsShi, Yafeng.
LC ClassificationsGB2537 .G53 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 539 p. :
Number of Pages539
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23215265M
ISBN 109787030175809
LC Control Number2009408846

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