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Published in Cambridge, University Press, 1948 .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Science,
  • Addresses, essays, lectures

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesRede lectures, 1930
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 142 p. illus. ;
Number of Pages142
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26550267M

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