1 edition of **The Origins of Statics** found in the catalog.

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Published
**1991**
by Springer Netherlands in Dordrecht
.

Written in English

- Science,
- Philosophy,
- History

**Edition Notes**

Statement | by Pierre Duhem |

Series | Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science -- 123, Boston studies in the philosophy of science -- 123. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | D1-DX301 |

The Physical Object | |

Format | [electronic resource] : |

Pagination | 1 online resource (XXXV, 596 p.) |

Number of Pages | 596 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL27079337M |

ISBN 10 | 9401137307 |

ISBN 10 | 9789401137300 |

OCLC/WorldCa | 858949468 |

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