Triumphs of Invention and Discovery in Art and Science

Triumphs of Invention and Discovery in Art and Science

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Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 245g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150753292X
  • 9781507532928