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Sustainable Development: a Bird's Eye View. / Huge, Jean; Waas, Tom.

In: Sustainability, Vol. 3, No. 10, 27.09.2011, p. 1637-1661.

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Huge, J & Waas, T 2011, 'Sustainable Development: a Bird's Eye View', Sustainability, vol. 3, no. 10, pp. 1637-1661.

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Huge, J., & Waas, T. (2011). Sustainable Development: a Bird's Eye View. Sustainability, 3(10), 1637-1661.

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Huge J, Waas T. Sustainable Development: a Bird's Eye View. Sustainability. 2011 Sep 27;3(10):1637-1661.

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Huge, Jean ; Waas, Tom. / Sustainable Development: a Bird's Eye View. In: Sustainability. 2011 ; Vol. 3, No. 10. pp. 1637-1661.

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