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Brave modern world

the prospects for survival

by Jean Chesneaux

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Published by Thames and Hudson in [London] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civilization, Modern -- 1950-

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-187) and index.

    StatementJean Chesneaux ; [translated from the French by Diana Johnstone, Karen Bowie, and Francisca Garvie].
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCB428 .C52313 1992
    The Physical Object
    Pagination191 p. ;
    Number of Pages191
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1572643M
    ISBN 100500015317
    LC Control Number91068157


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