Icefields by Thomas Wharton

Cover of: Icefields | Thomas Wharton

Published by Jonathan Cape in London .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Glaciers -- Accidents -- Canadian Rockies (B.C. and Alta.) -- Fiction.,
  • Canadian Rockies (B.C. and Alta.) -- Fiction.,
  • Canadian Rockies (B.C. and Alta.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.

Edition Notes

Originally published: Edmonton, Alta. : NeWest, c1995.

Book details

StatementThomas Wharton.
The Physical Object
Pagination206p. :
Number of Pages206
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17912865M
ISBN 100224043668, 0224044958

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