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Passionate minds

the inner world of scientists

by Lewis Wolpert

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Scientists -- Interviews

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLewis Wolpert and Alison Richards.
    ContributionsRichards, Alison.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ141 .W6786 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 240 p. :
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL660408M
    ISBN 100198549040
    LC Control Number97005783

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