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Toward a Cultural Heritage of Adaptation : A Plea to Embrace the Heritage of a Culture of Risk, Vulnerability and Adaptation. / Meyer, Han.

Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage: Past, Present and Future. ed. / Carola Hein. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2020. p. 401-419.

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Meyer, H 2020, Toward a Cultural Heritage of Adaptation: A Plea to Embrace the Heritage of a Culture of Risk, Vulnerability and Adaptation. in C Hein (ed.), Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage: Past, Present and Future. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 401-419. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00268-8_21

APA

Meyer, H. (2020). Toward a Cultural Heritage of Adaptation: A Plea to Embrace the Heritage of a Culture of Risk, Vulnerability and Adaptation. In C. Hein (Ed.), Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage: Past, Present and Future (pp. 401-419). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00268-8_21

Vancouver

Meyer H. Toward a Cultural Heritage of Adaptation: A Plea to Embrace the Heritage of a Culture of Risk, Vulnerability and Adaptation. In Hein C, editor, Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage: Past, Present and Future. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 2020. p. 401-419 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00268-8_21

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Meyer, Han. / Toward a Cultural Heritage of Adaptation : A Plea to Embrace the Heritage of a Culture of Risk, Vulnerability and Adaptation. Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage: Past, Present and Future. editor / Carola Hein. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2020. pp. 401-419

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