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A Dictionary of astronomy

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Published by Pan in association with the Macmillan Press in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astronomy -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published, London , Macmillan, 1979.

    Statementedited by Valerie Illingworth.
    SeriesPan reference books
    ContributionsIllingworth, Valerie.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB14
    The Physical Object
    Pagination378p. :
    Number of Pages378
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22272824M
    ISBN 10033026513X

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