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Human settlements in the Arctic an account of the ECE Symposium on Human Settlements Planning and Development in the Arctic, Godthåb, Greenland, 18-25 August 1978. by ECE Symposium on Human Settlements Planning and Development in the Arctic (1978 Godthaab, Greenland)

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Published by Published for the United Nations by Pergamon Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Arctic regions

Subjects:

  • City planning -- Arctic regions -- Congresses.,
  • Regional planning -- Arctic regions -- Congresses.

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Europe.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHT169.A73 E13 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 125 p. :
Number of Pages125
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4426100M
ISBN 100080234488
LC Control Number79042797

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