Artificial Islands and Islophilia. / Dodds, Klaus-John; Della Dora, Veronica.

The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies: A World of Islands. London : Routledge, 2018. p. 392-417.

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Artificial Islands and Islophilia. / Dodds, Klaus-John; Della Dora, Veronica.

The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies: A World of Islands. London : Routledge, 2018. p. 392-417.

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Dodds, K-J & Della Dora, V 2018, Artificial Islands and Islophilia. in The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies: A World of Islands. Routledge, London, pp. 392-417.

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Dodds, K-J., & Della Dora, V. (2018). Artificial Islands and Islophilia. In The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies: A World of Islands (pp. 392-417). Routledge.

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Dodds K-J, Della Dora V. Artificial Islands and Islophilia. In The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies: A World of Islands. London: Routledge. 2018. p. 392-417

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Dodds, Klaus-John ; Della Dora, Veronica. / Artificial Islands and Islophilia. The Routledge International Handbook of Island Studies: A World of Islands. London : Routledge, 2018. pp. 392-417

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