Life Atomic

Creager, Angela N. H.

Published by The University of Chicago Press, 2015
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Series: Synthesis. Num Pages: 512 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: MMN; PDX; PHN; PNRL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 232 x 153 x 37. Weight in Grams: 772. . 2015. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780226323961

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Title: Life Atomic
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2015
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