|Statement||Patrick Forsyth, with Robin Birn.|
|LC Classifications||Z323 .F58 1997|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xv, 154 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||154|
|ISBN 10||0415151333, 0415151341|
|LC Control Number||96045646|
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