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Einstein"s Clocks, Poincare"s Maps

Empires of Time

by Peter Galison

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English


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Number of Pages389
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Open LibraryOL7454133M
ISBN 100393326047
ISBN 109780393326048


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