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Placing Joseph Banks in the North Pacific. / Clayton, Dan.

In: Journal for Maritime Research, Vol. 21, 09.01.2020.

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Clayton, D 2020, 'Placing Joseph Banks in the North Pacific', Journal for Maritime Research, vol. 21. https://doi.org/10.1080/21533369.2019.1707942

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Clayton, D. (2020). Placing Joseph Banks in the North Pacific. Journal for Maritime Research, 21. https://doi.org/10.1080/21533369.2019.1707942

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Clayton D. Placing Joseph Banks in the North Pacific. Journal for Maritime Research. 2020 Jan 9;21. https://doi.org/10.1080/21533369.2019.1707942

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Clayton, Dan. / Placing Joseph Banks in the North Pacific. In: Journal for Maritime Research. 2020 ; Vol. 21.

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