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Scientists" responsibility in the atomic age
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Published by Lindsey Press in London .
Written in English


  • Scientists.

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Edition Notes

Statementby J. Rotblat.
SeriesThe Essex Hall lecture,, 1964, Essex Hall lecture ;, 1964
LC ClassificationsQ141 .R58
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p.
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5938145M
LC Control Number65006628

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