by International Geographical Union, Brazilian National Committee in [Rio de Janeiro] .
Written in English
|Contributions||International Geographical Union. Brazilian National Committee., International Geographical Congress (18th : 1956 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)|
|LC Classifications||GA190 .G46|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||125 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||125|
|LC Control Number||80451229|
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