Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||edited by James P. Pfiffner, Roger H. Davidson.|
|Contributions||Pfiffner, James P., Davidson, Roger H.|
|LC Classifications||JK516 .U53 2005|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 471 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||471|
|LC Control Number||2004295171|
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