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December 01 2015
How Giraffes Drink
Phys. Teach. 53, 518–520 (2015)
P.-M. Binder, Dale L. Taylor; How Giraffes Drink. Phys. Teach. 1 December 2015; 53 (9): 518–520. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4935758
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