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Science and the national parks

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Published by National Academy Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States. National Park Service -- Management.,
    • National parks and reserves -- Research -- United States.,
    • National parks and reserves -- United States -- Management.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-115) and index.

      StatementCommittee on Improving the Science and Technology Programs of the National Park Service [and] Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council.
      ContributionsNational Research Council (U.S.). Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSB482 .A3 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 122 p. :
      Number of Pages122
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1722795M
      ISBN 100309047811
      LC Control Number92026303


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