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Nonzero The Logic of Human Destiny by Robert Wright

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Published by Vintage .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sociology,
  • Science,
  • History - General History,
  • Social evolution,
  • Civilization,
  • Life Sciences - Evolution - Human,
  • Science / General,
  • History,
  • General,
  • Human evolution

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages448
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7700647M
ISBN 100679758941
ISBN 109780679758945
OCLC/WorldCa46326182

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