economics of wildfire protection

with emphasis on fuel break systems by Lawrence Spalding Davis

Publisher: State of California, Division of Forestry in Sacramento

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Statement[by] Lawrence S. Davis.
LC ClassificationsSD421.32.C2 D37
The Physical Object
Pagination166 p.
Number of Pages166
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6010007M
LC Control Number66063942

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