Biophysical impacts of Arctic hydroelectric developments

by Richard J. Trukheim

Publisher: University of Western Ontario, Publisher: University of Waterloo in [London, Ont.], [Waterloo, Ont.]

Written in English
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  • Water-power electric plants -- Arctic regions,
  • Water-power electric plants -- Northwest Territories, Canada,
  • Arctic regions,
  • Northwest Territories.

Edition Notes

Other titlesImpact of mining and hydroelectric projects and associated developments on Arctic renewable resources and the Inuit.
StatementR.J. Turkheim.
SeriesRenewable Resources Project reports -- vol. 5
LC ClassificationsE99.E7 R411 5, F5918 T78
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxv, 199 p. :
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18997295M

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