The weather machine by Nigel Calder

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Published by Penguin Books in New York .

Written in English

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Book details

StatementNigel Calder.
LC ClassificationsQC981.8.C5 C34 1977
The Physical Object
Pagination143 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4538524M
ISBN 100140044892
LC Control Number77004735

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