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Published by Addison-Wesley in [Reading, Mass.] .
Written in English


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Traces the history of alchemy and the activities of the alchemists who developed the foundations of modern science.

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Statement[by] Thomas G. Aylesworth.
LC ClassificationsQD24.A1 A94
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p.
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5288083M
ISBN 100201001438
LC Control Number72007495

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