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Nine Crazy Ideas in Science

A Few Might Even Be True

by Robert Ehrlich

  • 348 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Popular science,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Controversial Knowledge,
  • General,
  • Biological Sciences,
  • Mathematics,
  • Physics,
  • Science / General,
  • Hypothesis

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7758253M
    ISBN 100691094950
    ISBN 109780691094953

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