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The invention of fire

Taylor, Andrew

The invention of fire

by Taylor, Andrew

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Published by University of Queensland Press in St. Lucia, Q .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia
    • Subjects:
    • Australia -- Poetry.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] Andrew Taylor.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9619.3.T3 I5
      The Physical Object
      Pagination81 p. ;
      Number of Pages81
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4952090M
      ISBN 100702212717, 0702212725
      LC Control Number76380291

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