Landforms of New Zealand
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Published by Longman Paul in Auckland, N.Z .
Written in English



  • New Zealand.


  • Landforms -- New Zealand.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by J.M. Soons & M.J. Selby.
ContributionsSoons, Jane M., Selby, Michael John.
LC ClassificationsGB442 .L36 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 392 p. :
Number of Pages392
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2922708M
ISBN 100582717868
LC Control Number84156378

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