Will the real Alberta please stand up? by George Francis Takach

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Published by University of Alberta Press in Edmonton .

Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-405) and index.

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StatementGeo Takach
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 426 p. :
Number of Pages426
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Open LibraryOL24648944M
ISBN 100888645430
ISBN 109780888645432

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