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Dry rot in wood

K. St.G Cartwright

Dry rot in wood

by K. St.G Cartwright

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Published by H.M.S.O. in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby K. St.G. Cartwright and W.P.K. Findlay.
SeriesForest products research bulletins -- 1
ContributionsFindlay, W. P. K., Forest Products Research Laboratory.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13732581M


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