Physics and astrophysics of neutron stars and black holes
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Published by North-Holland Pub. Co. in Amsterdam, New York .
Written in English


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Other titlesFisica ed astrofisica delle stelle di neutroni e dei buchi neri.
Statementedited by R. Giacconi and R. Ruffini.
SeriesProceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" ; course 65
ContributionsGiacconi, R., Ruffini, Remo., Società italiana di fisica.
LC ClassificationsQB843.N4 V37
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 866 p., [1] leaf of plates :
Number of Pages866
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4724715M
ISBN 100720407203
LC Control Number78012340

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