Science and the Pacific War science and survival in the Pacific, 1939-1945

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Published by Kluwer in Dordrecht, Boston .

Written in English

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  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Science,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area,
  • Pacific Area -- History, Military

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p.303-310) and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Roy M. MacLeod.
SeriesBoston studies in the philosophy of science ;, v. 207
ContributionsMacLeod, Roy M.
LC ClassificationsD810.S2 S35 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 320 p. :
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL33725M
ISBN 100792358511
LC Control Number99016758

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