Justice Posterity and the Environment

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  • Author : Wilfred Beckerman
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 228 pages
  • ISBN : 019152963X
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Justice Posterity and the Environment

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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 03 May 2001
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 20 June 2005
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