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Sustainability: an ill-defined concept and its assessment using fuzzy logic

  • Phillis, Yannis A.
  • Andriantiatsaholiniaina, Luc A.
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    Volume (Year): 37 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 3 (June)
    Pages: 435-456

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