The law of adaptation to climate change U.S. and international aspects by Michael Gerrard

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Published by American Bar Association in Chicago .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Climatic changes,
  • Law and legislation,
  • Environmental impact analysis

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Michael B. Gerrard and Katrina F. Kuh
Classifications
LC ClassificationsK3585.5 .L39 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25394129M
ISBN 109781614386964
LC Control Number2012030199

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