A short history of technology from the earliest times to A.D. 1900 by T. K. Derry

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Statementby T.K. Derry and Trevor I. Williams.
ContributionsWilliams, Trevor Illtyd.
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LC ClassificationsT15 .D4 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 782 p. :
Number of Pages782
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1740637M
ISBN 100486274721
LC Control Number92046454

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