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The demon-haunted world

science as a candle in the dark

by Carl Sagan

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Published by Headline in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pseudowetenschap,
  • Science,
  • Onwetendheid,
  • Parapsychology,
  • Popular works,
  • Sociale aspecten

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination448 p.
    Number of Pages448
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27030061M
    ISBN 100747251568
    ISBN 109780747251569
    OCLC/WorldCa59654534


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