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Natural symbols explorations in cosmology by Mary Douglas

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ethnology -- Religious aspects.,
  • Religion and sociology.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMary Douglas.
SeriesRoutledge classics
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL256 .D68 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3676877M
ISBN 100415314542
LC Control Number2003015374

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