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Housing: twenty-five popular fallacies

Mark Kleinman

Housing: twenty-five popular fallacies

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Published by University of Cambridge, Dept. of Land Economy in Cambridge .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementM. Kleinman, B. Pearce and C. Whitehead.
SeriesDiscussion paper / University of Cambridge. Department of Land Economy -- no.14
ContributionsPearce, B., Whitehead, Christine M. E. 1942.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13958477M

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