Physical properties of soils
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Physical properties of soils

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Published by C. E. Merrill Books in Columbus, Ohio .
Written in English


  • Soil mechanics

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] R. E. Means [and] J. V. Parcher.
ContributionsParcher, James V.
LC ClassificationsTA710 .M4, TA710 .M4
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 464 p.
Number of Pages464
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17862243M
LC Control Number63014199

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