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Published by Hayden Book Co. in Rochelle Park, N.J .
Written in English


  • Communication,
  • System theory

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Brent D. Ruben and John Y. Kim.
ContributionsRuben, Brent D., Kim, John Y.
LC ClassificationsP91 .G38
The Physical Object
Pagination259 p. :
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5189044M
ISBN 100810459418
LC Control Number75008981

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