The Logician and the Engineer

The Logician and the Engineer
Author : Paul J. Nahin
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Total Pages : 248
Release : 2017-04-04
ISBN 10 : 9780691176000
ISBN 13 : 0691176000
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Logician and the Engineer Book Description:

Third printing. First paperback printing. Original copyright date: 2013.

The Logician and the Engineer
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Paul J. Nahin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-04 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Third printing. First paperback printing. Original copyright date: 2013.
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Pages: 392
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Categories: Literary Criticism
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