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More Than Idyll Speculation: Utopian Thinking for Planetary Health

Fernando, J. W., O’Brien, L. V., Judge, M. & Kashima, Y., 18-Feb-2019, In : Challenges. 10, 16, 7 p.

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Fernando, J. W., O’Brien, L. V., Judge, M., & Kashima, Y. (2019). More Than Idyll Speculation: Utopian Thinking for Planetary Health. Challenges, 10(16). https://doi.org/10.3390/challe10010016

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Fernando, Julian W. ; O’Brien, Léan V ; Judge, Maddie ; Kashima, Yoshihisa. / More Than Idyll Speculation : Utopian Thinking for Planetary Health. In: Challenges. 2019 ; Vol. 10, No. 16.

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Fernando, JW, O’Brien, LV, Judge, M & Kashima, Y 2019, 'More Than Idyll Speculation: Utopian Thinking for Planetary Health', Challenges, vol. 10, no. 16. https://doi.org/10.3390/challe10010016

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More Than Idyll Speculation : Utopian Thinking for Planetary Health. / Fernando, Julian W.; O’Brien, Léan V ; Judge, Maddie; Kashima, Yoshihisa.

In: Challenges, Vol. 10, No. 16, 18.02.2019.

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Fernando JW, O’Brien LV, Judge M, Kashima Y. More Than Idyll Speculation: Utopian Thinking for Planetary Health. Challenges. 2019 Feb 18;10(16). https://doi.org/10.3390/challe10010016


BibTeX

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