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Health and Safety in Contemporary Britain: Society, Legitimacy, and Change Since 1960

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Health and Safety in Contemporary Britain : Society, Legitimacy, and Change Since 1960. / Almond, Paul; Esbester, Mike.

Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 317 p.

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