Depth indicators in marine sedimentary environments
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Published by Elsevier in [Amsterdam] .
Written in English

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Papers from conference "Depth indicators in marine sedimentary environments" held at the University of Edinburgh on 21st and 22nd of December 1966.

Statementedited by A. Hallam.
SeriesMarine geology : Special Issue -- Vol.5, no.5/6, October 1967, Marine geology -- Vol.5, no.5/6, October 1967.
ContributionsHallam, A.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14157920M

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