ISBN: 9781890132729 Year Added to Catalog: 2000 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: appendices, glossary, bibliography, index Number of Pages: 7 1/2 x 9 1/4, 384 pages Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Old ISBN: 1890132721 Release Date: October 1, 2000 Web Product ID: 216
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