The Importance of Geosites and Heritage Stones in Cities—a Review

@article{DeWever2016TheIO,
  title={The Importance of Geosites and Heritage Stones in Cities—a Review},
  author={Patrick De Wever and François Baudin and Dolores Pereira and Annie Corn{\'e}e and Gr{\'e}goire Egoroff and Kevin N. Page},
  journal={Geoheritage},
  year={2016},
  volume={9},
  pages={561-575}
}
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