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How to cite content from the Environment & Society Portal
In all cases, we ask that you cite the Environment & Society Portal as the source as suggested below. If you are reproducing copyrighted material, remember to additionally cite all copyright information and comply with all other terms or restrictions that may be applicable to that material.
Martin, Mandy, Libby Robin, and Mike Smith, eds. Strata: Deserts Past, Present and Future. An Environmental Art Project about a Significant Cultural Place. Mandurama: Mandy Martin, 2005, as republished in the Environment & Society Portal, http://www.environmentandsociety.org (Accessed 1 January 2012).
Olmanson, Eric. "Promotion and Transformation of Landscapes along the CB&Q Railroad." Digital exhibition, Environment & Society Portal (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, 2012)
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