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Space nuclear power by Joseph A. Angelo

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Published by Orbit Book Co. in Malabar, Fla .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementby Joseph A. Angelo, Jr. and David Buden.
SeriesOrbit, a foundation series
ContributionsBuden, David.
LC ClassificationsTL1102.N8 A54 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 286 p. :
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2854268M
ISBN 100894640003
LC Control Number84016701

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