The disappearance of water buffalo from agrarian landscapes in Western China

  title={The disappearance of water buffalo from agrarian landscapes in Western China},
  author={Jean‐François Rousseau and Janet C. Sturgeon},
  journal={Journal of Agrarian Change},
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