Redesigning the American Lawn: A Search for Environmental Harmony / Edition 2

Redesigning the American Lawn: A Search for Environmental Harmony / Edition 2

by F. Herbert Bormann, Diana Balmori, Gordon T. Geballe, Diana Balmori
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300086946

ISBN-13: 9780300086942

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Yale University Press

The authors in this book argue that our dedication to maintaining beautiful lawns is contributing to the serious environmental problems facing the planet, and they offer strategies for creating and caring for aesthetically pleasing and ecologically sound lawns. This new edition updates the original text and adds a chapter and illustrations showing what progress has…  See more details below

Overview

The authors in this book argue that our dedication to maintaining beautiful lawns is contributing to the serious environmental problems facing the planet, and they offer strategies for creating and caring for aesthetically pleasing and ecologically sound lawns. This new edition updates the original text and adds a chapter and illustrations showing what progress has been made in the ecological management of landscapes over the past decade.

Reviews of the first edition:

"An extremely readable summation of the origins of the addiction to lawns, and of the environmental reasons why Americans should kick the habit."-Anne Raver, New York Times Book Review

"A manual for improving a large part of the American environment while reducing pollution, saving Americans a large amount of money, and beautifying the landscape."-Edward O. Wilson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300086942
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

The Genesis of This Book
Acknowledgments
Prologue to the Second Edition1
Prologue to the First Edition3
Ch. 1Love of the Lawn7
Ch. 2Questioning the Lawn28
Ch. 3The Economic Juggernaut46
Ch. 4Environmental Costs66
Ch. 5A New American Lawn90
Ch. 6The Lawn and Sustainability115
Notes159
Index171

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