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Ball lightning a collection of Soviet research in English translation. by Donald J. Ritchie

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Published by Consultants Bureau in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ball lightning,
  • Lightning

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC966 .R55
The Physical Object
Pagination70 p.
Number of Pages70
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5827321M
LC Control Number61015177
OCLC/WorldCa717403

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