- Paperback: 351 pages
- Publisher: HarperPerennial; First HarperPerennial edition p 1995ublished edition (September 29, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060926716
- ISBN-13: 978-0060926717
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 165 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science First HarperPerennial edition p 1995ublished Edition
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