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Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Services:
    • Email lists
  • Other
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-478
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Creating Effective Web-based Learning Resources in the Geosciences'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Creative Commons