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ISBN-13 9780070309739ISBN-10 0070309736
ISBN-10 0-07-095787-8ISBN-13 978-0-07-095787-9
Author(s): Langan, John; Winstanley, Sharon; Jewell, Claire
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd. Canada
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 608

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