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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, CT .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Smithsonian Institution.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Geoffrey T. Hellman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQ11.S8 H4 1978
The Physical Object
Pagination224 p. :
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4547965M
ISBN 10031320019X
LC Control Number77016190

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