17 edition of A history of the modern fact found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 387-407) and index.
|LC Classifications||HA29 .P639 1998|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxv, 419 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||419|
|ISBN 10||0226675254, 0226675262|
|LC Control Number||98005155|
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