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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $105.00
  • Forthcoming: February 2019
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-64025-0
  • 624 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

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    Current and diverse: a perfect match for today’s student

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