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A Time for Every Purpose

Law and the Balance of Life

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HARDCOVER

$29.50 • £23.95 • €26.50

ISBN 9780674009103

Publication Date: 10/18/2002

Short

240 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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  • 1. The Law of Time
  • 2. Telling Time
  • 3. Community and Family Time
  • 4. Work Time
  • 5. School Time
  • 6. Disputes at the Boundaries of Time
  • 7. The General Case
  • Notes
  • Index

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