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A short history of observatories.

Marian C. Donnelly

A short history of observatories.

by Marian C. Donnelly

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Published by University of Oregon Books in Eugene .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astronomical observatories -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [150]-159.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB81 .D66
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 164 p.
    Number of Pages164
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5472048M
    LC Control Number73175209

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