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The Lawn: a History of an American Obsession
Author(s): Virginia Scott Jenkins
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Subject: Sustainable Landscaping
Comments: From Amazon.com: Virginia Scott Jenkins shows that this uniquely American landscape form is not a native one: indigenous New World grasses were munched into extinction by the colonists' Old World livestock, and the very concept of the lawn was borrowed from the romantic English parks of Capability Brown and from the French tapis vert. But gradual suburbanization and the shaming tactics of appearance-minded neighbors led America to become completely besotted with grass---and lawn care
Last Updated: 2011-09-26
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