A guide for the perplexed

by E. F. Schumacher

Publisher: Harper & Row in New York

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Life,
  • Conduct of life,
  • Introspectie,
  • Human beings,
  • Kennisverwerving,
  • Zelfkennis,
  • Godsdienst

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [141]-147.

StatementE.F. Schumacher
SeriesPerennial library -- CN611
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBJ1581.2 .S394 1978
The Physical Object
Pagination147 p. ;
Number of Pages147
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24737373M
ISBN 100060906111
ISBN 109780060906115
OCLC/WorldCa13241860

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