Toruń in the days of Copernicus
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Published by [Pánstwowe Wydawn. Naukowe] in Toruń .
Written in English



  • Toruń (Poland)


  • Toruń (Poland) -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statement[Translated by Adela Styczyńska.
SeriesCopernican publications. Foreign versions,, no. 2, Toruń Scientific Society. Popular science series,, no. 22, Prace popularnonaukowe (Towarzystwo Naukowe w Toruniu) ;, nr. 22.
LC ClassificationsAS182.T58 A2 nr. 22, DD901.T7 A2 nr. 22
The Physical Object
Pagination70, [6] p.
Number of Pages70
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5084827M
LC Control Number74155972

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