Computers, understanding and using them a hands-on approach by Richardson, R. L.

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Published by Gorsuch Scarisbrick in Scottsdale, Ariz .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Computers.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementR.L. Richardson, Janet Gilchrist.
ContributionsGilchrist, Janet.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQA76 .R53 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 211 p. :
Number of Pages211
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2635573M
ISBN 100897874099
LC Control Number85209075
OCLC/WorldCa12442301

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