Granite landscapes of the world by Piotr MigonМЃ

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford .

Written in English

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  • Granite.,
  • Granite outcrops.,
  • Geomorphology.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementPiotr Migo.
LC ClassificationsQE462.G7 M49 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3409736M
ISBN 100199273685
LC Control Number2005025704

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