- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 3 edition (January 8, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0073534250
- ISBN-13: 978-0073534251
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,814,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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