Vol. 2 No. 2 (2018)
Editorial Introduction

Editorial Introduction: Anthropocentrism – the origin of environmental degradation?

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Published 2018-05-01

How to Cite

Samways, David. 2018. “Editorial Introduction: Anthropocentrism – the Origin of Environmental Degradation?”. The Journal of Population and Sustainability 2 (2):5–20. https://doi.org/10.3197/jps.2018.2.2.5.

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