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American scientist in early Meiji Japan

Mendenhall, Thomas C.

American scientist in early Meiji Japan

the autobiographical notes of Thomas C. Mendenhall

by Mendenhall, Thomas C.

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Published by University of Hawaii Press in [Honolulu, Hawaii] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Japan,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Mendenhall, Thomas C. 1841-1924.,
    • Physicists -- United States -- Biography.,
    • Japan -- History -- Meiji period, 1868-1912.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited, with an introduction and notes, by Richard Rubinger ; foreword by Thomas C. Mendenhall II.
      SeriesAsian studies at Hawaii ;, no. 35
      ContributionsRubinger, Richard, 1943-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS3.A2 A82 no. 35, QC16.M483 A82 no. 35
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 89 p. :
      Number of Pages89
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2050254M
      LC Control Number88027833


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