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guide to technical writing. by T. A. Rickard

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Published by Mining and Scientific Press in San Francisco .
Written in English


  • Technology -- Language.,
  • Mining engineering.,
  • English language -- Composition and exercises.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsT11 R52 1910
The Physical Object
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23302549M

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