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ballpark and the city investigation of an urban typology by Frank N Uccellini

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Baseball fields -- United States,
  • City planning -- United States

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Edition Notes

Statementby Frank N. Uccellini
ContributionsMiami University (Oxford, Ohio). Architecture Dept
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 132 leaves :
Number of Pages132
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14642894M

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