Energy in physics, war and peace a festschrift celebrating Edward Teller"s 80th birthday

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Published by Kluwer Academic in Dordrecht, Boston .

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  • Teller, Edward, 1908-,
  • Physics.,
  • Force and energy.,
  • Nuclear explosions.,
  • Physicists -- United States -- Biography.

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Statementedited by Hans Mark and Lowell Wood.
SeriesFundamental theories of physics
ContributionsMark, Hans, 1929-, Wood, Lowell., Teller, Edward, 1908-
LC ClassificationsQC71 .E62 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 403 p. :
Number of Pages403
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2033438M
ISBN 109027727759
LC Control Number88009383

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