Environment: The Asphalt Forest

It is late at night, and the drowsy little group of explorers hurries through the darkness. Their rations.are low and the drinking water gone. It has been a long and arduous journey; now the rewards are at hand. The nuclear family is about to start a week of nuclear camping. The camp includes: a swimming pool, a laundromat, a supermarket, a billiard academy, a miniature golf course, and fence-to-fence asphalt and plastic grass.

This is camping? It is indeed, a Southern California transmutation of the American pioneer spirit. For years, camp grounds across the...

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