Cholera, Common Ground and Undisciplined Methods: Messages in a Bottle

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Cholera, Common Ground and Undisciplined Methods: Messages in a Bottle. / Brichet, Nathalia Sofie.

Rubber Boots Methods for the Anthropocene . University of Minnesota Press, 2020.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

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Brichet, NS 2020, Cholera, Common Ground and Undisciplined Methods: Messages in a Bottle. i Rubber Boots Methods for the Anthropocene . University of Minnesota Press.

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Brichet, N. S. (2020). Cholera, Common Ground and Undisciplined Methods: Messages in a Bottle. Manuskript under forberedelse. I Rubber Boots Methods for the Anthropocene University of Minnesota Press.

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Brichet NS. Cholera, Common Ground and Undisciplined Methods: Messages in a Bottle. I Rubber Boots Methods for the Anthropocene . University of Minnesota Press. 2020

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Brichet, Nathalia Sofie. / Cholera, Common Ground and Undisciplined Methods: Messages in a Bottle. Rubber Boots Methods for the Anthropocene . University of Minnesota Press, 2020.

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