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Zipf's Law and urban growth in Malaysia

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Zipf's Law and urban growth in Malaysia. / Soo, K T.

Lancaster University : The Department of Economics, 2005. (Economics Working Paper Series).

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Soo, KT 2005 'Zipf's Law and urban growth in Malaysia' Economics Working Paper Series, The Department of Economics, Lancaster University.

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Soo, K. T. (2005). Zipf's Law and urban growth in Malaysia. (Economics Working Paper Series). The Department of Economics.

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Soo KT. Zipf's Law and urban growth in Malaysia. Lancaster University: The Department of Economics. 2005. (Economics Working Paper Series).

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Soo, K T. / Zipf's Law and urban growth in Malaysia. Lancaster University : The Department of Economics, 2005. (Economics Working Paper Series).

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