short history of the universe the stars and planets: their birth, evolution, nature. by Arthur S. Gregor

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Published by Macmillan in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Cosmogony -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Astronomy -- Juvenile literature.

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Book details

StatementIllustrated with drawings by Tom Funk and photos.
GenreJuvenile literature.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB981 .G75
The Physical Object
Pagination127 p.
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5855778M
LC Control Number62017333
OCLC/WorldCa1061303

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