Includes bibliographical references (p. -212) and index
|LC Classifications||HV40.8.U6 M85 1998|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||215 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||215|
|ISBN 10||0485121344, 0485115212|
|LC Control Number||97031598|
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