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A low carbon economy and society. / Urry, John.

In: Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences , Vol. 371, No. 1986, 20110566, 03.2013.

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Urry, J 2013, 'A low carbon economy and society', Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences , vol. 371, no. 1986, 20110566. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2011.0566

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Urry, J. (2013). A low carbon economy and society. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences , 371(1986), [20110566]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2011.0566

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Urry J. A low carbon economy and society. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences . 2013 Mar;371(1986). 20110566. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2011.0566

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Urry, John. / A low carbon economy and society. In: Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences . 2013 ; Vol. 371, No. 1986.

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