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Natural hazards of the Texas coastal zone

University of Texas at Austin. Bureau of Economic Geology

Natural hazards of the Texas coastal zone

distribution and occurrence processes and causes, impacts, mitigation and reduction

by University of Texas at Austin. Bureau of Economic Geology

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Published by Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin in Austin .
Written in English

  • Coasts -- Texas -- Maps,
  • Coast changes -- Texas -- Maps

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    Statementby L. F. Brown, Jr. ... [et al.]
    ContributionsBrown, L. F. 1928-
    The Physical Object
    Pagination13 p., [7] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages13
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16412688M
    LC Control Number77355631

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