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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-232) and index.

StatementDaniel Paliwoda
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS2387 .P35 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 237 p. ;
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24562081M
ISBN 100786441542
ISBN 109780786441549
LC Control Number2009036801
OCLC/WorldCa382401308

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