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Published by Knoll Publishers in Lafayette, Calif .
Written in English


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Statementby Eugene E. Petersen.
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LC ClassificationsPS3566.E7633 M63 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 93 p. ;
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1131350M
ISBN 100964261421
LC Control Number94077719
OCLC/WorldCa35182199

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