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Ethical and political problems of the atomic age

Ernst U. von Weizsäcker

Ethical and political problems of the atomic age

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Published by SCM Press in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementCarl-Friedrich v. Weizsäcker.
SeriesBurge memorial lecture -- 1958
ContributionsBurge Memorial Trust
The Physical Object
Pagination22 p.
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21167693M

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