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Basin and range

John McPhee

Basin and range

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Published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.)
    • Subjects:
    • Geology -- West (U.S.)

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohn McPhee.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE79 .M28 1981
      The Physical Object
      Pagination215 p. ;
      Number of Pages215
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4113558M
      ISBN 100374109141
      LC Control Number80028679


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March 1, Photos by Alli Burk.