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Published by Russell-Winthrop Book Co. in Medina, Wash .
Written in English

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  • Astronomical observatories.

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Edition Notes

Statement[John D. Callender ; maps by Gordon Hodge].
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB81 .C34
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4441037M
ISBN 100932730000
LC Control Number79102417
OCLC/WorldCa4882693

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