Remote sensing of Scottish coastal habitats by Roger P. Kirby

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Published by Tourism and Recreation Research Unit, University of Edinburgh in [Edinburgh] .

Written in English

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  • Coastal zone management,
  • Physical geography,
  • Data processing,
  • Remote sensing

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Statementwritten Roger P. Kirby ; edited by J.T. Coppock and Brian S. Duffield ; computation by Steve Dowers
SeriesTRRU research report -- no. 34.
ContributionsCoppock, J. T. (John Terence), Dowers, Steve, Duffield, Brian Snowden, Nature Conservancy Council (Great Britain), University of Edinburgh. Tourism and Recreation Research Unit
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 95 p. :
Number of Pages95
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26574239M

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