Cities of the World by Gale Group

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Published by Thomson Gale .

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Subjects:

  • Human geography,
  • Reference works,
  • Voyages And Travels,
  • Regional Geography,
  • Science,
  • Sociology,
  • History: World,
  • Sociology - Urban,
  • Earth Sciences - Geography

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages4000
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8146101M
ISBN 100787639125
ISBN 109780787639129

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