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Published by H.G. Bayer in New York .
Written in English


  • Metric system.

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Statementby Henry G. Bayer, twenty-six tables of equivalents, the thermometers.
LC ClassificationsQC91 .B35
The Physical Object
Pagination94 p.
Number of Pages94
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6553843M
LC Control Number13001349

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