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Climatic constraints and human activities by Task Force on the Nature of Climate and Society Research.

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Published by Pergamon Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


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StatementTask Force on the Nature of Climate and Society Research, February 4-6, 1980 ; Jesse Ausubel and Asit K. Biswas, editors.
SeriesIIASA proceedings series ;, v. 10, IIASA proceedings series ;, v. 10.
ContributionsAusubel, Jesse., Biswas, Asit K.
LC ClassificationsQC981.8.C5 T37 1980
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 205 p. :
Number of Pages205
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4116067M
ISBN 100080267211
LC Control Number80041073

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