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Mechanical prime movers edited by Peter C. Bell. by Peter C. Bell

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Motors,
  • Diesel motor,
  • Gas-turbines

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesMechanical engineering series. Macmillan engineering evalautions
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTJ250 B45
The Physical Object
Pagination192p.
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18312869M

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