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Maxwell"s demons by Ben Bova

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Published by Ace Books in New York .
Written in English


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StatementBen Bova.
The Physical Object
Pagination320 p. ;
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17575572M
OCLC/WorldCa6728836

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