Social and psychological aspects of aging by International Association of Gerontology.

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Statementedited by Clark Tibbitts and Wilma Donahue.
SeriesGrowing old
LC ClassificationsHQ1060 .I55 1980
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 952 p. :
Number of Pages952
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Open LibraryOL4405698M
ISBN 100405127871
LC Control Number79008691

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