Conserving the Commonwealth

the early years of the environmental movement in Virginia
  • 1.80 MB
  • English
University of Virginia Press , Charlottesville
Environmentalism -- Virginia -- History, Environmental management -- Virginia -- History, Conservation of natural resources -- Virginia -- Hi
StatementMargaret T. Peters ; edited by Patricia Cecil Hass with an afterword by FitzGerald Bemiss.
ContributionsHass, Patricia Cecil.
LC ClassificationsGE198.V8 P48 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16726994M
ISBN 139780813927732
LC Control Number2008012817

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Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows among them/5(K).

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