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Plate tectonics by Steve Tomecek

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Published by Chelsea House in New York .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementSteve Tomecek.
GenrePopular works.
SeriesScience foundations
LC ClassificationsQE511.4 .T66 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16490824M
ISBN 109781604130140
LC Control Number2008006054

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