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Environmental Values through Thick and Thin. / O'Neill, John.

In: Conservation and Society, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2005, p. 479-500.

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O'Neill, John. / Environmental Values through Thick and Thin. In: Conservation and Society. 2005 ; Vol. 3, No. 2. pp. 479-500.

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