On the quantity of saline matter in the water of the North Polar Seas
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On the quantity of saline matter in the water of the North Polar Seas by Fyfe, Andrew

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Published by Printed for A. Constable in Edinburgh .
Written in English


  • Seawater -- Composition.,
  • Chemical oceanography -- Arctic Ocean.

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Statementby Andrew Fyfe ; communicated by the author.
SeriesLandmarks of science II
LC ClassificationsQ111 .H35, GC130.A7 .H35
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 160-163
Number of Pages163
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19892449M

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