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A history of astronomy

Anton Pannekoek

A history of astronomy

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Published by Allen & Unwin, Barnes & Noble in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astronomy -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Translation of "De Groei van ons wereldbeeld", Amsterdam, Wereld-Bibliothek, 1951.

    StatementA. Pannekoek.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination521p. :
    Number of Pages521
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22707325M
    ISBN 100045200025
    OCLC/WorldCa840043


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