The technological imperative in Canada an intellectual history by R. D. Francis

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Published by UBC Press in Vancouver .

Written in English

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  • Intellectual life,
  • Philosophy,
  • Technology,
  • Technology and civilization,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-320) and index.

Book details

StatementR. Douglas Francis
LC ClassificationsT14.5 .F677 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 327 p. ;
Number of Pages327
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25342889M
ISBN 100774816503
ISBN 109780774816502
LC Control Number2010286638

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