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The book of science

Tom Sharp

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Stuff that doesn’t tarnish

After all, in regard to the sentiment expressed in “Stuff that doesn’t tarnish,” these are made of, as it were, poetry, not only science. Ladies and gentlemen, you have my permission to put that poem into your next Valentine card (not for commercial purposes).

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