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Awareness of mortality

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Published by Baywood Pub. Co. in Amityville, N.Y .
Written in


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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Jeffrey Kauffman.
SeriesDeath, value, and meaning series
ContributionsKauffman, Jeffrey.
LC ClassificationsBD444 .A93 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination228 p.;
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1276097M
ISBN 100895031744, 0895031736
LC Control Number95007706

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