Glaciers ice on the move by Sally M. Walker

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Describes the formation and movement of different types of glaciers, their effects on the land, and how scientists study glaciers.

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Statementby Sally M. Walker.
LC ClassificationsGB2403.8 .W35 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination47 p. :
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2200503M
ISBN 100876143737
LC Control Number89022102

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