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interstellar medium [by] S.A. Kaplan and S.B. Pikelner. [Translated with corrections and additions by the authors]. by S.A. (Samuil Aronovich) Kaplan

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

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  • Interstellar matter

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Edition Notes

Translation of Mezhzvezdnaia sreda. Bibliography: p. [430]-456.

ContributionsPikelner, Solomon Borisovich, jt. author
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 465 p. illus. ;
Number of Pages465
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20741837M

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