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Spiritual Ecology: Is It the Ultimate Solution for the Environmental Crisis?: Works Cited

By Leslie E. Sponsel

Works Cited

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(All websites in this article were accessed December 6, 2013.)

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Spiritual Ecology: A Quiet Revolution, by Leslie E. Sponsel