Great surveys of the American West. by Richard A. Bartlett

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Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman .

Written in English

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  • West (U.S.) -- Surveys,
  • United States -- Exploring expeditions,
  • West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 377-390.

Book details

SeriesAmerican exploration and travel series -- 38
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 408 p. illus., maps. ;
Number of Pages408
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21333561M

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