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An account of the content of the resource. Description may include but is not limited to: an abstract, table of contents, reference to a graphical representation of content or a free-text account of the content.


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This element is used for a textual description of the content. When a resource consists of several separate physical object files, do not use dc:description to list the URL's of these files.
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<dc:description>Foreword [by] Hazel Anderson; Introduction; The scientific heresy: transformation of a society; Consciousness as causal reality [etc]</dc:description>

<dc:description>A number of problems in quantum state and system identification are addressed. </dc:description> 

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