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Catapult

Harry and I build a siege weapon

by Paul, Jim

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Published by Harcourt Brace in San Diego .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California,
  • San Francisco Bay Area.
    • Subjects:
    • Paul, Jim, 1950-,
    • Catapult.,
    • Engines of war -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area.

    • Edition Notes

      Originally published: New York : Villard, 1991.

      StatementJim Paul.
      SeriesA harvest book
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsU875 .P38 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination256 p. :
      Number of Pages256
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL670179M
      ISBN 100156005565
      LC Control Number97016080

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