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Published by Prentice Hall PTR in Upper Saddle River, N.J .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Technical writing.,
  • Technical editing.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-291) and index.

StatementGretchen Hargis ... [et al.].
ContributionsHargis, Gretchen.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsT11 .D417 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 311 p. :
Number of Pages311
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL695917M
ISBN 100137903200
LC Control Number97043384
OCLC/WorldCa37870685

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