A short history of science man"s conquest of nature from ancient times to the atomic age by Arthur S. Gregor

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Published by Macmillan in New York .

Written in English

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  • Juvenile literature. [from old catalog],
  • Science,
  • History

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LC ClassificationsQ125 .G83
The Physical Object
Pagination229 p.
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24757872M
LC Control Number62011921

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