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new modernity? change in science, literature and politics by Wendy Wheeler

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Published by Lawrence & Wishart in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Social change

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementWendy Wheeler.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHM831 .W544 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 173 p. ;
Number of Pages173
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6894659M
ISBN 100853158770
LC Control Number00693430
OCLC/WorldCa41834960

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