Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781133606536

Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781133606536


Chapter 2, Problem 2QR
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Why were the time zones established, and why are they generally centered on even 15° meridians of longitude?

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