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Building Stone Decay From Diagnosis to Conservation - Special Publication no 271 (Geological Society Special Publication)

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Published by Geological Society of London .
Written in English


  • Geology & the lithosphere,
  • Soil & rock mechanics,
  • Science / Earth Sciences,
  • Earth Sciences - Geology,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics

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Edition Notes

ContributionsR. Prikryl (Editor), B. J. Smith (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12062251M
ISBN 101862392188
ISBN 109781862392182

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