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The Water Environment of Cities

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Published by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC in Boston, MA .
Written in English


  • Civil engineering,
  • Landscape ecology,
  • Environmental sciences,
  • Environmental law,
  • Regional planning,
  • Pollution,
  • Environmental management

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Lawrence A. Baker
ContributionsSpringerLink (Online service)
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] /
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25554751M
ISBN 109780387848907, 9780387848914

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