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Mapping the English Lake District: a literary GIS.

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Mapping the English Lake District : a literary GIS. / Cooper, D.; Gregory, Ian N.

In: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Vol. 36, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 89-108.

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Cooper, D & Gregory, IN 2011, 'Mapping the English Lake District: a literary GIS.', Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 89-108. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-5661.2010.00405.x

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Cooper D, Gregory IN. Mapping the English Lake District: a literary GIS. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 2011 Jan;36(1):89-108. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-5661.2010.00405.x

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Cooper, D. ; Gregory, Ian N. / Mapping the English Lake District : a literary GIS. In: Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 2011 ; Vol. 36, No. 1. pp. 89-108.

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