The Arctic Ocean reportof a conference at Ditchley Park, 14-17 May 1971

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Published by Ditchley Foundation in Oxford .

Written in English

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StatementBrian Roberts, conference rapporteur.
SeriesDitchley papers -- no.37
ContributionsRoberts, Brian, 1912-
The Physical Object
Pagination49p. ;
Number of Pages49
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20735705M
ISBN 100901912379

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