Recreation and the urban fringe
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Recreation and the urban fringe conference proceedings ; report of a conference held by the Countryside Recreation Research Advisory Group in Cheltenham, 24 & 25 Sept., 1975 by

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Published by Centre for Urban & Regional Studies, University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 86-92.

Statementedited by A.S. Travis and A.J. Veal.
ContributionsTravis, Anthony Stewart, Veal, Anthony James, Great Britain. Countryside Recreation Research Advisory Group
LC ClassificationsGV182 R34
The Physical Object
Pagination98 p. :
Number of Pages98
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22127393M
ISBN 100704402424

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