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Sailing and Science by Gisela Sjogaard

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Published by Blackwell Publishing Limited .
Written in English


  • Sports injuries & medicine,
  • Ships & Shipbuilding - History,
  • Medical,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Sports Medicine,
  • Sailing - General,
  • Sports & Recreation / Sailing

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsJens Bangsbo (Editor)
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9169492M
ISBN 108716123506
ISBN 109788716123503

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