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American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn

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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 expos 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.

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"Ted Steinberg proves once again that he is a master storyteller as well as our foremost environmental historian."--Mike Davis

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The rise of the perfect lawn represents one of the most profound transformations in the history of the American landscape. , 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.

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Ted Steinberg is professor of history at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the author of four books, including Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America.

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green7, January 6, 2011 (view all comments by green7)
A great book to show the value that the american culture has put on a grass lawn.
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landartista, November 27, 2006 (view all comments by landartista)
An interesting look into American's love of lawns. Steinberg gives a great background and History as well as updates on some current trends. The writing style makes a seemingly monotonous topic fun to read.
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ISBN:
9780393329308
Author:
Steinberg, Ted
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Lawns
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Lawns -- United States.
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Gardening-Grasses and Groundcover
Publication Date:
20070331
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TRADE PAPER
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General/trade
Language:
English
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Y
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320
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21.08 x 15.49 x 2.29 mm 0.4 kg

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"Synopsis" by , "Ted Steinberg proves once again that he is a master storyteller as well as our foremost environmental historian."--Mike Davis
"Synopsis" by , The rise of the perfect lawn represents one of the most profound transformations in the history of the American landscape. , 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.
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