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Environmental Catastrophe as Morphogenesis : Inhuman Transformations in Ballard's Climate Novels

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INGWERSEN, Moritz, 2019. Environmental Catastrophe as Morphogenesis : Inhuman Transformations in Ballard's Climate Novels. In: Humanities. 8(1), 52. eISSN 2076-0787. Available under: doi: 10.3390/h8010052

@article{Ingwersen2019-03-09Envir-47229, title={Environmental Catastrophe as Morphogenesis : Inhuman Transformations in Ballard's Climate Novels}, year={2019}, doi={10.3390/h8010052}, number={1}, volume={8}, journal={Humanities}, author={Ingwersen, Moritz}, note={Article Number: 52} }

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