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Development of power in Britain. by Owen Ashmore

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Published by Macmillian, St. Martin"s P. in London, Melbourne, New York .
Written in English



  • Great Britain.


  • Mechanical engineering -- Great Britain.,
  • Power (Mechanics)

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 75-77.

SeriesSources of history series
LC ClassificationsTJ57 .A8
The Physical Object
Pagination80 p.
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5590311M
LC Control Number67112528

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