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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford [Oxfordshire], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Philosophy.,
  • Science -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    StatementJohn Losee.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ175 .L664 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 153 p. :
    Number of Pages153
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2729538M
    ISBN 100198249462
    LC Control Number86023550


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