National study of the viability of using wood for domestic heating
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Published by Energy, Mines and Resources Canada in [Ottawa] .
Written in English


  • Fuelwood -- Canada.

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Edition Notes

Statementprepared by IEA Consulting Group Ltd.
ContributionsIEA Consulting Group, Canada. Renewable Energy Division.
LC ClassificationsTP324 N3 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 236, 38 p.
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15542362M

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