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Published by Congress of the U.S., Office of Technology Assessment, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

SeriesBackground paper, OTA background papers
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 28 p. :
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14275198M

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