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Nuclear proliferation and the legality of nuclear weapons

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear nonproliferation.,
  • Nuclear arms control.,
  • Nuclear weapons (International law)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    Statementedited by William M. Evan, Ved P. Nanda.
    ContributionsEvan, William M., Nanda, Ved P.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJX1974.73 .N8145 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 421 p. :
    Number of Pages421
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL796055M
    ISBN 100761800883, 0761800891
    LC Control Number95031935


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