2 edition of Ground water on tropical Pacific Islands found in the catalog.
Ground water on tropical Pacific Islands
Gordon W. Tribble
Includes bibliographical references (p. 30-31).
|Statement||by Gordon Tribble.|
|Series||Circular -- 1312, U.S. Geological Survey circular -- 1312.|
|Contributions||Geological Survey (U.S.)|
|LC Classifications||GB1192 .T75 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||v, 35 p. :|
|Number of Pages||35|
|LC Control Number||2009416083|
Start studying Chapter 23 - Oceania: The Pacific Islands, Chapter 22 - Australia and New Zealand. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Tropical Pacific Island environments by Christopher S. Lobban; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Ecological assessment (Biology), Island ecology, Sustainable development, Tropics, Islands of the Pacific, Tropical conditions, Environmental protection; Places: Islands of the Pacific.
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On these islands, freshwater is one of the most precious resources. Ground water is the main source of drinking water on many islands, and for quite a few islands, it is the only reliable source of water throughout the year. Get this from a library.
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