Atomism and Thermodynamics

@article{Daub1967AtomismAT,
  title={Atomism and Thermodynamics},
  author={Edward E. Daub},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1967},
  volume={58},
  pages={292 - 303}
}
  • E. Daub
  • Published 1 October 1967
  • Sociology
  • Isis
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