Geological remarks on the Rock of Gibraltar and the adjacent country
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Published by Printed for A. Constable in Edinburgh .
Written in English


  • Geology -- Gibraltar.

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Edition Notes

Statementby John Baird.
SeriesLandmarks of science II
LC ClassificationsQ111 .H35, QE283 .H35
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 75-80
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21866878M

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