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Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Alvin M. Weinberg.|
|LC Classifications||QC774.W45 A3 1994|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 291 p. :|
|Number of Pages||291|
|LC Control Number||94026684|
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