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Rain forest into desert adventures in Australia"s tropical North by Ellen E. Wohl

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Published by University Press of Colorado in Niwot, Colo .
Written in English



  • Australia,
  • Northern Territory.,
  • Queensland.


  • Rivers -- Australia -- Northern Territory.,
  • Rivers -- Australia -- Queensland.,
  • Geomorphology -- Australia -- Northern Territory.,
  • Geomorphology -- Australia -- Queensland.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [196]-199) and index.

StatementEllen E. Wohl.
LC ClassificationsGB568.89 .W64 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 204 p. :
Number of Pages204
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1087606M
ISBN 10087081334X
LC Control Number94011605

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