What was it like before electricity? by Bennett, Paul

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Published by Steck-Vaughn in Austin, TX .

Written in English

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  • Technology -- History -- Juvenile literature,
  • Household appliances -- History -- Juvenile literature,
  • Technology -- History,
  • Household appliances -- History

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Includes index.

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StatementPaul Bennett ; illustrated by Carolyn Scrace.
SeriesRead all about it, Read all about it (Austin, Tex.)
ContributionsScrace, Carolyn, ill.
LC ClassificationsT48 .B48 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1103556M
ISBN 100811457346, 0811437868
LC Control Number94028575

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