Ronald I. Perla, M. Martinelli, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins, Colo.), United States. Forest Service
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Alpine Snow and Avalanche Research Project, 1976 - Avalanches - 238 pages
Deals comprehensively and practically with effects, causes and behaviour of avalanches, protection of ski areas, highways and villages, and safety and rescue.
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