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Acid rain a review of the phenomenon in the EEC and Europe ; a report by

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Published by Graham & Trotman for the Commission of the European Communities in London .
Written in English


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Bibliography: p. 147-159.

Statementprepared for the Commission of the European Communities, Directorate-General for Environment, Consumer Protection and Nuclear Safety by Environmental Resources Limited.
SeriesEUR -- 8684
ContributionsCommission of the European Communities. Directorate-General for Environment, Consumer Protection, and Nuclear Safety., Environmental Resources Limited.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 159 p. :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15334559M
ISBN 100860105016

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