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Valuing ground water : economic concepts and approaches / Committee on Valuing Ground Water, Water Science and Technology Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Groundwater—Valuation. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Valuing Ground Water.
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Cover art by Y. David Chung. Chung is a graduate of the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. He has exhibited his work throughout the country, including the Whitney Museum in New York, the Washington Project for the Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
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