Urbanization in the arid lands a symposium, December 26-27, 1970

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Published by International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies in Lubbock, Tex .

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  • Urbanization -- Congresses.,
  • Arid regions -- Congresses.,
  • Water-supply -- Congresses.

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Statementedited by Carle O. Hodge and Carl N. Hodges ; manuscript editor, Donna R. Bustamantes.
SeriesICASALS publication ; no. 75-1
ContributionsHodge, Carle., Hodges, Carl N., International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies., American Association for the Advancement of Science. Committee on Arid Lands.
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LC ClassificationsGB841 .I5 no. 75-1, HT371 .I5 no. 75-1
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Pagination274 p. :
Number of Pages274
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Open LibraryOL4939321M
LC Control Number76366597

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