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        StatementEdwin Mellen Press
        PublishersEdwin Mellen Press
        LC ClassificationsAugust 2000
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 50 p. :
        Number of Pages57
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 100773478167

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