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Published by Published for York University by University of Toronto Press in Toronto] .
Written in English


  • Imagination,
  • Education, Higher.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 82.

Statement[by] Jacob Bronowski [and others.
SeriesThe Frank Gerstein lectures,, 1963, York University invitation lecture series,, 1963
ContributionsBronowski, Jacob, 1908-
LC ClassificationsLB1062 .I4
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 103 p.
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5930816M
LC Control Number64057017

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