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The sea west of Spitsbergen the oceanographic observations of the Isachsen Spitsbergen Expedition in 1910 by BjГёrn Helland-Hansen

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Published by J. Dybwad in Christiania .
Written in English


  • Oceanographic research,
  • Norske Spitsbergenekspedition, 1909-1910

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 65.

SeriesVidenskapsselskapets Skrifter. I. Mat.-Naturv. Klasse 1912 -- No. 12
ContributionsNansen, Fridtjof, 1861-1930
LC ClassificationsGC59.59 H45
The Physical Object
Pagination89 p.
Number of Pages89
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24661553M

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