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uncertainty principle by Brandon, Ruth.

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Published by Jonathan Cape in London .
Written in English



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A novel.

StatementRuth Brandon.
LC ClassificationsPR6052.R2765 U53 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination264 p. ;
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL413347M
ISBN 100224044540
LC Control Number98115826

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