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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Comets.,
  • Cosmology.,
  • Religion and science.,
  • Superstition.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-351) and index.

StatementSara Schechner Genuth.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB721 .S367 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 365 p. :
Number of Pages365
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1011587M
ISBN 100691011508
LC Control Number96052186

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