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Visualizing Antarctica as a Place in Time. / Yusoff, Kathryn.

In: Space and Culture, Vol. 8, No. 4, 11.2005, p. 381-398.

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Yusoff, Kathryn. / Visualizing Antarctica as a Place in Time. In: Space and Culture. 2005 ; Vol. 8, No. 4. pp. 381-398.

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