- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (August 27, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521762294
- ISBN-13: 978-0521762298
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.8 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #385,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Measuring the Universe: A Multiwavelength Perspective 1st Edition
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