Redesigning the American Lawn
A Search for Environmental Harmony 2nd Revised edition
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Redesigning the American Lawn by F.Herbert Bormann
Book DescriptionThe 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
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300086942
(244mm x 170mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author F.Herbert Bormann
Ecology, Economics, Ethics, Paperback (August 1993)» View all books by F.Herbert Bormann
Here, environmentalists argue that in order to solve global environmental problems, we must view them in a broad interdisciplinary perspective that recognizes the relationships among ecology, economics and ethics. Concerns addressed include loss of forests, species extinction and toxification.
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Author Biography - F.Herbert Bormann
F. Herbert Bormann is emeritus professor of forest ecology at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Diana Balmori holds appointments as a lecturer in the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Yale University School of Architecture. She is also principal at Balmori Associates, Inc., New Haven, a landscape and urban design firm. Gordon T. Geballe is associate dean and lecturer in forest microbiology at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
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