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Published by American Geological Institute in Alexandria, Va .
Written in English



  • Washington Metropolitan Area,
  • Washington Metropolitan Area.


  • Geology -- Washington Metropolitan Area.,
  • Hydrology -- Washington Metropolitan Area.,
  • Washington Metropolitan Area -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementJohn E. Moore and Julia A. Jackson, editors ; Joan M. Rubin, art editor.
ContributionsMoore, John E. 1931-, Jackson, Julia A., 1939-, American Geological Institute.
LC ClassificationsQE97 .G46 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 114 p. :
Number of Pages114
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2230098M
ISBN 100922152004
LC Control Number89083680

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