economic and social disruption arising from the snowfall hazard in Scotland
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economic and social disruption arising from the snowfall hazard in Scotland the example of January 1978 by Allen H. Perry

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Published by Scottish Geographical Magazine .
Written in English


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StatementA. H. Perry and L. Symons.
ContributionsSymons, L., Scottish Geographical Magazine.
The Physical Object
Pagination20-25p. (on 6 leaves) :
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17348983M

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