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ISBN: 9781603582155
Year Added to Catalog: 2010
Book Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Number of Pages: 264
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green
Release Date: March 28, 2011
Web Product ID: 614

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