Hand dug wells and their construction
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Published by Intermediate Technology Publications in London .
Written in English


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Bibliography: p. 226-234.

Statement[by] S. B. Watt, W. E. Wood.
ContributionsWood, W. E., joint author.
LC ClassificationsTD407 .W37
The Physical Object
Pagination234 p. :
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4608386M
ISBN 100903031272
LC Control Number77371828

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