The best American science writing 2007



Publisher: Harper Perennial in New York

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Statementeditor, Gina Kolata ; series editor, Jesse Cohen.
ContributionsKolata, Gina Bari, 1948-, Cohen, Jesse.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 333 p. ;
Number of Pages333
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23096563M
ISBN 100061345776
ISBN 109780061345777

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