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1992, ISBN: 0691025282

Kartoniert / Broschiert MATHEMATICS / History & Philosophy, Geschichte der Mathematik, mit Schutzumschlag 11, [PU:Princeton University Press]

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1992, ISBN: 0691025282

Kartoniert / Broschiert MATHEMATICS / History & Philosophy, Geschichte der Mathematik, mit Schutzumschlag 11, [PU:Princeton University Press]

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** Details of the book - Invitation to Mathematics**

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ISBN (ISBN-10): 0691025282

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Publishing year: 1992

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR

260 Pages

Weight: 0,499 kg

Language: eng/Englisch

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