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Impossible engineering

Chandra Mukerji

Impossible engineering

technology and territoriality on the Canal du Midi

by Chandra Mukerji

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Canal du Midi (France) -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementChandra Mukerji.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHE445.M52 M85 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23080077M
    ISBN 109780691140322
    LC Control Number2009004677

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