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Why people live in societies

Why people live in societies

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Published by Open University Press in Bletchley .
Written in English


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SeriesUnderstanding society -- units 1-5, D100 -- 1-5
ContributionsOpen University. Understanding Society Course Team.
The Physical Object
Pagination104p.
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14138448M


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