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Radioactivity in the service of man.

J. F. Duncan

Radioactivity in the service of man.

by J. F. Duncan

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Published by R.W. Stiles, printers in Nelson .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radioactivity.,
  • Nuclear engineering -- Vocational guidance.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesThomas Cawthron memorial lecture,, no. 34
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ93 .C2 no. 34
    The Physical Object
    Pagination43 p.
    Number of Pages43
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL219892M
    LC Control Numbera 61003767
    OCLC/WorldCa24350229

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