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Astronomers royal

Colin A. Ronan

Astronomers royal

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain,
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Astronomy -- Great Britain -- History.,
    • Astronomers -- Great Britain.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] Colin A. Ronan.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQB33.G7 R6 1969
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 224 p.
      Number of Pages224
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5679239M
      LC Control Number69010364


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