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Biological control systems a critical review and evaluation; developments in manual control by Laurence R. Young

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Statementby Laurence R. Young and Lawrence Stark.
SeriesNASA contractor report ;, NASA CR-190
ContributionsStark, Lawrence, joint author., Biosystems, Inc., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
LC ClassificationsTL521.3.C6 A3 no. 190
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 221 p.
Number of Pages221
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Open LibraryOL5964924M
LC Control Number65061120

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