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Animals as Neighbours: The past and present of commensal animals.

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Animals as Neighbours : The past and present of commensal animals. / O'Connor, Terry.

East Lansing, Michigan, USA : Michigan State University Press, 2013. (The Animal Turn).

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O'Connor, T 2013, Animals as Neighbours: The past and present of commensal animals. The Animal Turn, Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.

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O'Connor, T. (2013). Animals as Neighbours: The past and present of commensal animals. (The Animal Turn). Michigan State University Press.

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O'Connor T. Animals as Neighbours: The past and present of commensal animals. East Lansing, Michigan, USA: Michigan State University Press, 2013. (The Animal Turn).

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O'Connor, Terry. / Animals as Neighbours : The past and present of commensal animals. East Lansing, Michigan, USA : Michigan State University Press, 2013. (The Animal Turn).

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