The age of invention a chronicle of mechanical conquest by Holland Thompson

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Published by Yale University Press, Glasgow, Brook in New Haven, Toronto .

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  • Inventors,
  • Inventeurs,
  • Découvertes scientifiques,
  • Inventions

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Statementby Holland Thompson
SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 83419, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 83419, The Chronicles of America series -- v. 37.
The Physical Object
Format[microform] :
Pagination4 microfiches (180 fr.) :
Number of Pages180
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Open LibraryOL25521601M
ISBN 100665834195

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