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Sustainability and the primary extraction industries: theories and practice


  • Cowell, Sarah J.
  • Wehrmeyer, Walter
  • Argust, Peter W.
  • Robertson, J. Graham S.


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  • Cowell, Sarah J. & Wehrmeyer, Walter & Argust, Peter W. & Robertson, J. Graham S., 1999. "Sustainability and the primary extraction industries: theories and practice," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 25(4), pages 277-286, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jrpoli:v:25:y:1999:i:4:p:277-286

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