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Published by Canadian National Committee, International Peat Society in Dartmouth, N.S .
Written in English


  • Peat -- Congresses.,
  • Peatlands -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesSymposium "83.
StatementNewfoundland and Labrador Peat Association, Canadian National Committee - International Peat Society.
ContributionsInternational Peat Society. Canadian National Committee, National Peat Symposium ., Newfoundland and Labrador Peat Association
LC ClassificationsTN837 .S10 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 239 p. :
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21623476M
ISBN 100969218605

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