Redesigning the American Lawn: A Search for Environmental Harmony

Redesigning the American Lawn: A Search for Environmental Harmony

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

"Americans enthusiastically plant, weed, water, spray, and mow 31 million acres of lawn. But is our dedication to these lawns contributing to the serious environmental problems facing the planet? The authors in this book argue that it is, and they offer strategies for creating and caring for aesthetically pleasing and ecologically sound lawns. This new edition, which…  See more details below

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"Americans enthusiastically plant, weed, water, spray, and mow 31 million acres of lawn. But is our dedication to these lawns contributing to the serious environmental problems facing the planet? The authors in this book argue that it is, and they offer strategies for creating and caring for aesthetically pleasing and ecologically sound lawns. This new edition, which is being reissued in a more artistic format and with many additional illustrations, updates the original text and adds a chapter showing what progress has been made in the ecological management of landscapes over the past decade."--BOOK JACKET.

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Anne Raver
extremely readable . . . the origins of the addiction to lawns, and why Americans should kick the habit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300061970
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.19(h) x 0.56(d)

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