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Published by Prentice Hall Press in New York .

Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementJohn Brockman, editor.
SeriesThe Reality Club ;, 1, Reality Club (Series) ;, 1.
ContributionsBrockman, John, 1941-
LC ClassificationsAC5 .S67 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 268 p. :
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2227129M
ISBN 100138262152
LC Control Number89077353

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