in [Ellensburg? Wash.] .
Written in English
|Statement||[by] Kenneth A. Hammond, Daniel P. Beard [and] Keith W. Muckleston.|
|Contributions||Beard, Daniel P., Muckleston, Keith W.|
|LC Classifications||KF5569 .H34|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv, 335 p.|
|Number of Pages||335|
|LC Control Number||72171771|
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