Strange telescopes following the apocalypse from Moscow to Siberia by Daniel Kalder

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Published by Overlook Press in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Social life and customs,
  • Travel,
  • Description and travel

Edition Notes

Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, 2008.

Book details

StatementDaniel Kalder
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDK510.29 .K355 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination401 p.
Number of Pages401
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27112060M
ISBN 101590202260
ISBN 109781590202265
OCLC/WorldCa276819749

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