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The water dreamers the remarkable history of our dry continent by Michael Cathcart

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Published by Text Pub. in Melbourne .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Water-supply -- Australia -- History,
  • Water-supply -- Social aspects -- Australia,
  • Water-supply -- Social aspects -- Australia -- History,
  • Water-supply -- Environmental aspects -- Australia,
  • Water-supply -- Environmental aspects -- Australia -- History,
  • Australia -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMichael Cathcart.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDU96 .C38 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination327 p. :
Number of Pages327
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23718542M
ISBN 101921520647
ISBN 109781921520648
LC Control Number2009483309

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