Global warming & the greenhouse effect

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Published by Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, CA .

Written in English

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  • Global warming,
  • Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric

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Other titlesGlobal warming and the greenhouse effect, Self-Sustaining Programs Collection
StatementColin Hocking ...[et al].
ContributionsHocking, Colin., GEMS (Project)
The Physical Object
Pagination 171 p. :
Number of Pages171
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15605617M
ISBN 100912511753

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