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Published by Springer .
Written in English


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ContributionsTakuya Abe (Editor), Simon A. Levin (Editor), Masahiko Higashi (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages312
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Open LibraryOL7448566M
ISBN 100387947027
ISBN 109780387947020

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