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    Author(s): Darrell L. Schwilling;  Daniel J. Nolan Jr.; Richard Bowie; Laura J. Watts; Kenneth W. Guston; John L. Greene
    Date: 1999
    Source: In: General Technical Report SRS-34, Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC 35 p.
    Publication Series: Book Chapter
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Schwilling, Darrell L.; Nolan Jr., Daniel J.; Bowie, Richard; Watts, Laura J.; Guston, Kenneth W.; Greene, John L. 1999. Recreation. In: General Technical Report SRS-34, Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC 35 p.


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