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Published by Methuen in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Geography.,
  • Spatial systems.

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Edition Notes

StatementWilliam J. Coffey.
LC ClassificationsG116 .C63
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 270 p. :
Number of Pages270
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4272589M
ISBN 100416309704, 0416309801
LC Control Number81018819

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