Spreading and movement of oil spills
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Spreading and movement of oil spills by Henry G. Schwartzberg

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Published by U. S. Department of the Interior, Federal Water Pollution Control Administration in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Oil spills

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Edition Notes

Statementby Henry G. Schwartzberg. --
SeriesWater pollution control research series, Water pollution control research series
LC ClassificationsTD427.P4 S24 1970
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 103 p. :
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26565213M

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