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A new map of wonders a journey in search of modern marvels by Caspar Henderson

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • The Marvelous,
  • Philosophy of nature,
  • Technological innovations,
  • Curiosities and wonders

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-355) and index.

StatementCaspar Henderson
Classifications
LC ClassificationsAG244 .H46 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination371 pages
Number of Pages371
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26939191M
ISBN 10022629191X
ISBN 109780226291918
LC Control Number2017013309
OCLC/WorldCa975474937

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