Attitudes and behavior toward the environment - The case of Lake Burdur in Turkey

Kasapoglu, MA
Ecevit, Mehmet Cihan
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M. Kasapoglu and M. C. Ecevit, “Attitudes and behavior toward the environment - The case of Lake Burdur in Turkey,” ENVIRONMENT AND BEHAVIOR, pp. 363–377, 2002, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: