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Key definitions in astronomy

Jacqueline Mitton

Key definitions in astronomy

by Jacqueline Mitton

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Published by Littlefield, Adams in Totowa, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astronomy -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJacqueline Mitton.
    SeriesA Littlefield, Adams quality paperback ;, 375
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB14 .M57 1982
    The Physical Object
    Pagination168 p. :
    Number of Pages168
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3480868M
    ISBN 100822603756
    LC Control Number82000183

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