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By B. F. Skinner

A reprint of the 1976 Macmillan edition.

This fictional define of a contemporary utopia has been a middle of controversy ever on the grounds that its ebook in 1948. Set within the usa, it images a society during which human difficulties are solved via a systematic expertise of human conduct.

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