Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||edited by Cathy N. Davidson.|
|Contributions||Davidson, Cathy N., 1949-|
|LC Classifications||Z1003.2 .R424 1989|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vii, 307 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||307|
|ISBN 10||0801837995, 0801838002|
|LC Control Number||88035821|
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