On humbug

by Robert Dessaix

Publisher: Melbourne University Pub. in Carlton, Vic

Written in English
Published: Pages: 93 Downloads: 453
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Subjects:

  • Truthfulness and falsehood,
  • Hoaxes

Edition Notes

StatementRobert Dessaix.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBJ1421 .D47 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination93 p. ;
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23842257M
ISBN 100522856039
ISBN 109780522856033
LC Control Number2009483323
OCLC/WorldCa302341719

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