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The second law, the fourth law, recycling and limits to growth


  • Ayres, Robert U.


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  • Ayres, Robert U., 1999. "The second law, the fourth law, recycling and limits to growth," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 473-483, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:29:y:1999:i:3:p:473-483

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