The History of scientific discovery
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The History of scientific discovery the story of science told through the lives of twelve great scientists by

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Published by Phaidon in Oxford .
Written in English


  • Science -- History.,
  • Scientists -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Jack Meadows.
ContributionsMeadows, A. J.
LC ClassificationsQ125 .H66 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination248, [1] p. :
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1928012M
ISBN 10071482528X
LC Control Number90142201

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