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Environmental effects of off-road vehicles a review of the literature. by Norma Jean Lodico

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Research Services Branch, Office of Library Services in Washington .
Written in English


  • Off-road vehicles -- Environmental aspects.

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Bibliography: p. 102-109.

SeriesU.S. Dept. of the Interior. Office of Library Services. Bibliography series, no. 29
LC ClassificationsTD195.T7 L6
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 109 p.
Number of Pages109
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5024556M
LC Control Number73602953

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