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Published by Timber Press in Portland, Or .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-248) and index.

StatementRobert Nold.
LC ClassificationsSB413.P37 N65 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination259 p. :
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL388421M
ISBN 100881924296
LC Control Number98051574

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