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Published by Council for Research in Values and Philosophy in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Urbanization.,
  • Social values.,
  • Cities and towns -- Growth.,
  • Community development, Urban.,
  • Social change.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by George F. McLean and John Kromkowski.
SeriesCultural heritage and contemporary change., v. 5
ContributionsMcLean, George F., Kromkowski, John, 1939-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHT361 .U725 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 380 p. :
Number of Pages380
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1568234M
ISBN 101565180119, 1565180100
LC Control Number91058116

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