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A History of Natural Philosophy From the Ancient World to the Nineteenth Century by Edward Grant

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English


  • History of science,
  • Philosophy of science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Science,
  • History,
  • Technology / General,
  • Physics

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Number of Pages376
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Open LibraryOL7752126M
ISBN 100521689570
ISBN 109780521689571

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