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Cartographies of danger

mapping hazards in America
  • 363 Pages
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University of Chicago Press , Chicago
Natural disasters -- Maps., Hazardous geographic environments --
StatementMark Monmonier.
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LC ClassificationsGB5014 .M66 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 363 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL996422M
ISBN 100226534294, 0226534189, 0226534197
LC Control Number96035082

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