Redesigning the American lawn :a search for environmental harmony /F. Herbert Bormann, Diana Balmori, Gordon T. Geballe.

GUSN

GUSN-321037

Description

xii, 178 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm, "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."--Jacket.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Lawns
Lawn ecology
Lawn ecology.
Lawns.

Originator

Bormann, F. Herbert, 1922-2012.
Balmori, Diana.
Geballe, Gordon T., 1947-

Contents

Ch. 1. Love of the Lawn -- Ch. 2. Questioning the Lawn -- Ch. 3. The Economic Juggernaut -- Ch. 4. Environmental Costs -- Ch. 5. A New American Lawn -- Ch. 6. The Lawn and Sustainability.

Publication

New Haven : Yale University Press

Description

xii, 178 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"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."--Jacket.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-169).
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica

ISBN

0300086946
9780300086942

Call Number

CPT CPT-01-110.B301

Places

United States.

Edition

2nd ed.