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Life and laws of thermodynamics

Bayliss, William Maddock Sir.

Life and laws of thermodynamics

being the twenty-fourth Robert Boyle lecture : delivered before the Junior Sceientific Club of the University of Oxford on 7th June 1922

by Bayliss, William Maddock Sir.

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Published by O.U.P. in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Sir W. M. Bayliss.
SeriesRobert Boyle lectures -- 24
The Physical Object
Pagination12p. ;
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19918533M

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