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Main Title American green : the obsessive quest for the perfect lawn /
Author Steinberg, Theodore,
Publisher W.W. Norton,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 61499989
ISBN 0393060845; 9780393060843; 9780393329308; 0393329305
Subjects Lawns--United States--History. ; United States--Social life and customs--20th century. ; Landschaftsgestaltung. ; Rasenpflege. ; USA. ; Manners and customs.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ENAM  LD571.B743 no.557 2006 Region 7 IRC Library/Kansas City,KS 03/20/2019
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xv, 295 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-277) and index.
Contents Notes
"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 expose 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."--Publisher's website. [pt. 1.] The origins -- Live free and mow -- The Levitt legacy -- "Mother nature's little helper" -- The color of money -- The Augusta syndrome -- [pt. 2.] The dark side -- "First-aid for the earth" -- Blades of thunder -- Mow, blow, and go -- [pt. 3.] The future -- The suburban jungle -- The case for brown.