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Published by Wiley in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Water temperature.,
  • Ice on rivers, lakes, etc.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statement[by] A. A. Pivovarov. Translated from Russian by E. Vilim. Translation edited by P. Greenberg.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGB1605 .P5813
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 136 p.
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5419323M
ISBN 100470691034
LC Control Number73012269

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