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Psychology of reading

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Published by Macmillan, Collier Macmillan in New York, London .
Written in English


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StatementJohn Downing, Che Kan Leong.
ContributionsLeong, Che Kan.
LC ClassificationsBF456.R2 D68
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 414 p. :
Number of Pages414
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17764131M
ISBN 100023300205

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