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Strange brains and genius the secret lives of eccentric scientists and madmen by Clifford A. Pickover

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Published by Quill in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Scientists -- Psychology.,
  • Genius.,
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities.,
  • Scientists -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementClifford A. Pickover.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQ147 .P53 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 332 p. :
Number of Pages332
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23028768M
ISBN 100688168949
LC Control Number99020675

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