A Model for Integrating the Public into Scientific Research

  title={A Model for Integrating the Public into Scientific Research},
  author={Claudia Barreto and David Fastovsky and Peter M. F. Sheehan},
  journal={Journal of Geoscience Education},
  pages={71 - 75}
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