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Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Denmark

Subjects:

  • Steno, Nicolaus, 1638-1686.,
  • Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Biography.,
  • Geologists -- Denmark -- Biography.,
  • Scentists -- Denmark -- Biography.,
  • Geology -- History -- 17th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-214) and index.

StatementAlan Cutler.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE22.S77 C85 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination228 p. :
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3363805M
ISBN 100434008575
LC Control Number2004426388
OCLC/WorldCa52324075

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