Some graphs on the calculation of geological age by Frans E. Wickman

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Published by Kungl. Boktryckeriet, P.A. Norstedt & Söner in Stockholm .

Written in English

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  • Geological time.,
  • Graphic methods.

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Other titlesGraphs on the calculation of geological age.
Statementby Frans E. Wickman. With one plate.
Series[Sweden] Sveriges geologiska undersökning. Ser. c. Avhandlingar och uppsatser., n:o 427. Årsbok 33 (1939) n:o 7, Ser. C--Avhandlingar och uppsatser., n:o 427., Årsbok (Sveriges geologiska undersökning) ;, 33 : n:o 7.
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LC ClassificationsQE282 .A3 ser. C., no. 427
The Physical Object
Pagination8 p. incl. tables.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL253935M
LC Control Numbergs 41000087
OCLC/WorldCa20546778

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