Gerald J Schiffhorst, PhD​

University of Central Florida​-Emeritus

Donald Pharr, PhD​

Saint Leo University

Christina Connor, MA​

Hillsborough Community College

Pages: 352 Pages

Copyright Year: © 2022

Status: Available

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Spiral Bound (Four-Color): 978-1-950377-65-7

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Alternative Sets of Exercises A & B with Answer Key

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