On the fresh-water glacial drift of the Northwestern states

by Charles Whittlesey

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution in [Washington

Written in English
Published: Pages: 32 Downloads: 412
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Subjects:

  • Geology -- Northwestern States.,
  • Glacial epoch.

Edition Notes

Microfiche. Washington, D.C., Brookhaven Press, 1978. on no. 2 of 7 microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.

StatementCharles Whittlesey.
SeriesSmithsonian contributions to knowledge -- v. 15, art. 3, Smithsonian Institution publication -- 197, Publication (Smithsonian Institution) -- 197.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQ11 .S68 vol. 15
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationv, 32 p.
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22223514M

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