ISBN: 9781856230261 Year Added to Catalog: 2005 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: 45 b&w photographs, 204 illustrations, tables and charts, appendices, index Number of Pages: 8 1/4 x 11, 382 pages Book Publisher: Permanent Publications Old ISBN: 1856230260 Release Date: February 7, 2005 Web Product ID: 137
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