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Published by Trans Tech Publications in Stafa Zurich, Enfield, N.H .
Written in English


  • Building materials -- Testing.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Xiaozhi Hu ... [et al.].
SeriesAdvanced materials research -- v. 41-42
ContributionsHu, Xiaozhi.
LC ClassificationsTA410 .S757 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 516 p. :
Number of Pages516
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17104458M
ISBN 100878493867
ISBN 109780878493869
LC Control Number2008276645

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