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Science as metaphor the historical role of scientific theories in forming Western culture by

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Published by Wadsworth in Belmont,Cal .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Richard Olson.
ContributionsOlson, Richard.
The Physical Object
PaginationX,321p. ;
Number of Pages321
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21510559M
ISBN 100534000398

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