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Published by Plenum Press in New York .
Written in English


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Statementedited by Laurent Baulieu ... [et al.].
SeriesNATO ASI series., v. 328
ContributionsBaulieu, Laurent., North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Scientific Affairs Division., NATO Advanced Research Workshop on New Developments in String Theory, Conformal Models, and Topological Field Theory (1993 : Cargèse, France)
LC ClassificationsQC174.45.A1 Q36265 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 420 p. :
Number of Pages420
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1118580M
ISBN 100306448866
LC Control Number94044814

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