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Published by (P.C.L.) in (London) .
Written in English

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Spiral binding.

Statementby Neil Thomson, Built Environment Research Group, Polytechnic of Central London.
ContributionsPolytechnic of Central London. Built Environment Research Group.
The Physical Object
Pagination(9),148p. :
Number of Pages148
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Open LibraryOL17457733M

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