Industrious Landscaping. The Making and Managing of Natural Resources at Søby Brown Coal Beds

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Industrious Landscaping. The Making and Managing of Natural Resources at Søby Brown Coal Beds. / Brichet, Nathalia Sofie; Hastrup, Frida.

I: Journal of Ethnobiology, Bind 38, Nr. 1, 2018, s. 8-23.

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Brichet, NS & Hastrup, F 2018, 'Industrious Landscaping. The Making and Managing of Natural Resources at Søby Brown Coal Beds', Journal of Ethnobiology, bind 38, nr. 1, s. 8-23. https://doi.org/10.2993/0278-0771-38.1.008

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Brichet, N. S., & Hastrup, F. (2018). Industrious Landscaping. The Making and Managing of Natural Resources at Søby Brown Coal Beds. Journal of Ethnobiology, 38(1), 8-23. https://doi.org/10.2993/0278-0771-38.1.008

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Brichet NS, Hastrup F. Industrious Landscaping. The Making and Managing of Natural Resources at Søby Brown Coal Beds. Journal of Ethnobiology. 2018;38(1):8-23. https://doi.org/10.2993/0278-0771-38.1.008

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Brichet, Nathalia Sofie ; Hastrup, Frida. / Industrious Landscaping. The Making and Managing of Natural Resources at Søby Brown Coal Beds. I: Journal of Ethnobiology. 2018 ; Bind 38, Nr. 1. s. 8-23.

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