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Dark Futures: the loss of night in the contemporary city?

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Dark Futures : the loss of night in the contemporary city? / Dunn, Nicholas Simon.

In: Journal of Energy History/Revue d'Histoire de l'Énergie, Vol. 1, No. 2, 18.03.2019.

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Dunn, NS 2019, 'Dark Futures: the loss of night in the contemporary city?', Journal of Energy History/Revue d'Histoire de l'Énergie, vol. 1, no. 2.

APA

Dunn, N. S. (2019). Dark Futures: the loss of night in the contemporary city? Journal of Energy History/Revue d'Histoire de l'Énergie, 1(2).

Vancouver

Dunn NS. Dark Futures: the loss of night in the contemporary city? Journal of Energy History/Revue d'Histoire de l'Énergie. 2019 Mar 18;1(2).

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Dunn, Nicholas Simon. / Dark Futures : the loss of night in the contemporary city?. In: Journal of Energy History/Revue d'Histoire de l'Énergie. 2019 ; Vol. 1, No. 2.

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