The arithmetic of life by George Shaffner

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Published by Ballantine Books in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Conduct of life.,
  • Mathematics -- Miscellanea.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementGeorge Shaffner.
GenreMiscellanea.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBJ1595 .S44 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 208 p. ;
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL37357M
ISBN 100345426312
LC Control Number99024410

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