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The Height of Our Mountains

Nature Writing from Virginia"s Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley
  • 456 Pages
  • 0.56 MB
  • English
The Johns Hopkins University Press
Collections & anthologies of various literary forms, Literary studies: general, Modern period, c 1500 onwards, Nature, General, English, Nature/Ecology, USA, Essays, Mountains, Literary Criticism & Collections / American, Virginia, Description and travel, Blue Ridge Mountains, Natural History, Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W.
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL7870316M
ISBN 100801856329
ISBN 139780801856327

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