Roman public-works engineering.

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King"s College,Newcastle-upon-Tyne,(Department of Civil Engineering) , Durham
SeriesBulletin -- no.13
ContributionsUniversity of Durham. King"s College, Newcastle upon Tyne. Department of CivilEngineering.
The Physical Object
Pagination16p.,ill.,22cm
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Open LibraryOL17092569M

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