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The General history of astronomy

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astronomy -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementgeneral editor, Michael Hoskin.
    ContributionsHoskin, Michael A., International Astronomical Union., International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB15 .G38 1984
    The Physical Object
    Pagination :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3168104M
    ISBN 100521242568
    LC Control Number83010163


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