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Who’s afraid of the big bad woods?: fear and learning disabled children’s access to local nature

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Who’s afraid of the big bad woods? fear and learning disabled children’s access to local nature. / Von Benzon, Nadia.

In: Local Environment : The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, Vol. 16, No. 10, 2011, p. 1021-1040.

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Von Benzon, N 2011, 'Who’s afraid of the big bad woods? fear and learning disabled children’s access to local nature', Local Environment : The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, vol. 16, no. 10, pp. 1021-1040. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2011.636419

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Von Benzon, N. (2011). Who’s afraid of the big bad woods? fear and learning disabled children’s access to local nature. Local Environment : The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, 16(10), 1021-1040. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2011.636419

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Von Benzon N. Who’s afraid of the big bad woods? fear and learning disabled children’s access to local nature. Local Environment : The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. 2011;16(10):1021-1040. https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2011.636419

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Von Benzon, Nadia. / Who’s afraid of the big bad woods? fear and learning disabled children’s access to local nature. In: Local Environment : The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. 2011 ; Vol. 16, No. 10. pp. 1021-1040.

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