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A Sense of the Mysterious

Science and the Human Spirit

by Alan Lightman

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Published by Pantheon .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages224
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Open LibraryOL7425571M
ISBN 100375423206
ISBN 109780375423208


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