Canada"s heritage of glacial features = L"héritage glaciaire du Canada by Victor Kent Prest

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Published by Minister of Supply and Services Canada in Ottawa, Canada .

Written in English

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Bibliography: p. 5.

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Other titlesHéritage glaciaire du Canada.
StatementV.K. Prest.
SeriesMiscellaneous report / Geological Survey of Canada =, Rapport divers / Commission géologique du Canada,, 28, Miscellaneous report (Geological Survey of Canada) ;, 28.
LC ClassificationsQE185 .A44 no. 28, GB588.15 .A44 no. 28
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Pagination119 p. :
Number of Pages119
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3270560M
ISBN 100660521881
LC Control Number83192670

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