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Published by Israel Program for Scientific Translations in Jerusalem .
Written in English


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Originally published as Geografiya Antarktiky, Moskva : Mysl", 1968.

Statementtranslated from the Russian ; K.K. Markov ... [et al.].
ContributionsMarkov, K. K.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14204904M

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