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Mountains as water towers by Banff Mountain Summit (2003 Banff, Alta.)

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Published by Mountain Culture at the Banff Centre in [Banff, Alta .
Written in English


  • Mountain watersheds -- Congresses.,
  • Watershed management -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Leslie Taylor and Anne Ryall.
ContributionsTaylor, Leslie., Ryall, Anne., Mountain Culture at the Banff Centre.
The Physical Object
Pagination202 p. :
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19180196M
ISBN 101894773144

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