The bubble‐wrap generation: children growing up in walled gardens

  title={The bubble‐wrap generation: children growing up in walled gardens},
  author={Karen Malone},
  journal={Environmental Education Research},
  pages={513 - 527}
  • Karen Malone
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Sociology
  • Environmental Education Research
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