Methods of sound insulation and noise reduction in dwellings
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Methods of sound insulation and noise reduction in dwellings by Jack B. C. Purcell

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Published by Building Research Institute, Division of Engineering and Industrial Research, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Soundproofing.,
  • Noise control.

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Statementby Jack B.C. Purcell.
ContributionsBuilding Research Institute., Building Research Institute (4th : 1955 : Princeton, N.J.)
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2008/41465 (H)
The Physical Object
Pagination7 leaves. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17097838M
LC Control Number2007467456

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