Long term effects of summer traffic by tracked vehicles on tundra by J. R. Radforth

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  • Canada, Northern.


  • Tundra ecology -- Canada, Northern.,
  • Tracklaying vehicles -- Environmental aspects.

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Other titlesEffects of summer traffic on tundra.
Statement[by] J. R. Radforth.
SeriesIAND publication ;, no. QS-1522-000-EE-A-1, Environmental-Social Committee, Northern Pipelines, Task Force on Northern Oil Development. Report no. 73-22, Report (Task Force on Northern Oil Development (Canada). Environmental-Social Committee) ;, 73-22.
LC ClassificationsQK201 .R25
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 60 p.
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5249698M
LC Control Number75322149

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