Natural causes

by Jonathan Valin

Publisher: Futura in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 258 Downloads: 422
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Edition Notes

Originally published, New York , Congdon & Weed, 1983 ; London , Collins, 1984.

StatementJonathanValin.
The Physical Object
Pagination258p. ;
Number of Pages258
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15124377M
ISBN 100708828892
OCLC/WorldCa14188962

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Apr 10,  · How to live well, even joyously, while accepting our mortality -- that is the vitally important philosophical challenge of this book.

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