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Wetland functions and values the state of our understanding by National Symposium on Wetlands (1978 Lake Buena Vista, Fla.)

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Published by American Water Resources Association in Minneapolis, Minn .
Written in English


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Statementproceedings of the National Symposium on Wetlands held in Disneyworld Village, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November 7-10, 1978 ; edited by Phillip E. Greeson, John R. Clark, Judith E. Clark.
SeriesTechnical publication series - American Water Resources Association ; TPS 79-2, Technical publication series (American Water Resources Association) -- no. TPS79-2.
ContributionsGreeson, Phillip E., Clark, John R., 1927-, Clark, Judith E., American Water Resources Association.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 674 p. :
Number of Pages674
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14193844M
LC Control Number79093316

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