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Book details

StatementTimothy Rieth & Bob Ferris, editors.
ContributionsRieth, Timothy., Ferris, Bob.
LC ClassificationsTH4860 .N38 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p. :
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22682730M
ISBN 10076433039X
ISBN 109780764330391
LC Control Number2008925770

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