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A History of Stellar Astronomy

Michael Hoskin

A History of Stellar Astronomy

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

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  • Science / History

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    FormatHardcover
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    Open LibraryOL7765684M
    ISBN 100521833086
    ISBN 109780521833080


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