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Nature, cities and local identity

M. I. Lopez

Nature, cities and local identity

the case of a Chilean town.

by M. I. Lopez

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Published by Oxford Brookes University in Oxford .
Written in English


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Thesis (M.Sc.) - Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, 1999.

ContributionsOxford Brookes University. School of Planning.
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Open LibraryOL18901201M


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