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Predicting natural disasters

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Published by Blackbirch Press in San Diego, Calif .
Written in English


  • Natural disaster warning systems -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Natural disasters -- Juvenile literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby John Allen.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesScience on the edge
LC ClassificationsGB5030 .A45 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3399402M
ISBN 101410307174
LC Control Number2005013253

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