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Published by New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations in Ithaca .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Offices -- Noise.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 37-47.

Statementby Susan T. Mackenzie.
SeriesKey issues series ;, no. 19
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTD893.6.O34 M3
The Physical Object
Pagination47 p. :
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5258367M
LC Control Number75331919

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