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Published by Wadsworth Pub. Co. in Belmont, Calif .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Gerontology -- United States.,
  • Older people -- United States.,
  • Ageism -- United States.,
  • Age discrimination -- United States.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJack Levin, William C. Levin.
SeriesLifetime series in aging
ContributionsLevin, William C., joint author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ1064.U5 L48
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 153 p. ;
Number of Pages153
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4098494M
ISBN 10053400881X
LC Control Number80012829
OCLC/WorldCa6144156

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