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The integration and analysis of historical and environmental data using a geographical information system: landownership and agricultural productivity in Pembrokeshire c.1850

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The integration and analysis of historical and environmental data using a geographical information system: landownership and agricultural productivity in Pembrokeshire c.1850. / Pearson, Alastair; Collier, Peter.

In: Agricultural History Review, Vol. 46, No. 2, 1998, p. 162-176.

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