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Deadly feasts tracking the secrets of a terrifying new plague by Richard Rhodes

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English


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Includes index.

StatementRichard Rhodes.
LC ClassificationsRA644.P93 R46 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination259 p. :
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL655289M
ISBN 100684823608
LC Control Number97000320

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