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American Green The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn

ISBN-10: 0393329305
ISBN-13: 9780393329308
Edition: N/A
Authors: Ted Steinberg
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Description: "Ted Steinberg proves once again that he is a master storyteller as well as our foremost environmental historian."Mike Davis The rise of the perfect lawn represents one of the most profound transformations in the history of the American landscape.  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

"Ted Steinberg proves once again that he is a master storyteller as well as our foremost environmental historian."Mike Davis The rise of the perfect lawn represents one of the most profound transformations in the history of the American landscape. American Green, Ted Steinberg's witty exposé of this bizarre phenomenon, traces the history of the lawn from its explosion in the postwar suburban community of Levittown to the present love affair with turf colorants, leaf blowers, and riding mowers. 47 illustrations.

Prologue
The Origins
Live Free and Mow
The Levitt Legacy
"Mother Nature's Little Helper"
The Color of Money
The Augusta Syndrome
The Dark Side
"First-Aid for the Earth"
Blades of Thunder
Mow, Blow, and Go
The Future
The Suburban Jungle
The Case for Brown
Epilogue
Notes
Acknowledgments
Illustration Credits
Index

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