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Moving Methods, Travelling Times. / Watts, Laura; Urry, John.

In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol. 26, No. 5, 2008, p. 860-874.

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Watts, L & Urry, J 2008, 'Moving Methods, Travelling Times.', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 860-874. https://doi.org/10.1068/d6707

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Watts, L., & Urry, J. (2008). Moving Methods, Travelling Times. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26(5), 860-874. https://doi.org/10.1068/d6707

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Watts L, Urry J. Moving Methods, Travelling Times. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 2008;26(5):860-874. doi: 10.1068/d6707

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Watts, Laura ; Urry, John. / Moving Methods, Travelling Times. In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 2008 ; Vol. 26, No. 5. pp. 860-874.

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