Optic Nerve

Optic Nerve

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Book information

ISBN: 9781787300279
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Harvill Secker
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 863.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 209
Weight: 388g
Height: 148mm
Width: 224mm
Spine width: 24mm