Redesigning the American Lawn by Professor F. Herbert Bormann
A Search for Environmental Harmony

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Americans love their lawns, but are they contributing to serious environmental problems facing the planet? This book states that the lawn may be an ecological anachronism and argues that a re-think on their care is necessary to demonstrate commitment to a more ecologically sound world.

About Professor F. Herbert Bormann

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Bormann is emeritus professor of forest ecology at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. DIANA BALMORI, PhD, is the founder of New York City-based Balmori Associates, a firm that is internationally recognized for its success in realizing complex urban projects that integrate innovative sustainability systems and patterns of use within an overarching sense of place. Her firm has created master plans ranging from a blueprint for Bilbao, Spain, to the design for the Farmington Canal Rail Trail to a waterfront park on the Mississippi River. Balmori Associates is implementing a 46,000-square-foot network of green roofs in Long Island City, New York. She has been appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts through 2007. Balmori teaches at the Yale School of Architecture as well as at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. GABOURY BENOIT, PhD, is associate dean for research and professor of Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Engineering at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. At Yale, he is also director of the Center for Coastal and Watershed Systems and codirector of the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology. Dr. Benoit's research focuses on the behavior, transport, and fate of chemicals in natural waters, soils, sediments, and biota. Special areas of interest are non-point source pollutants, toxic contaminants, and human-environment interactions in urban areas.
Published May 26, 1993 by Yale University Press. 256 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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A product, in part, of a 1991 Yale graduate seminar, ``The American Lawn,'' this work of scholarship and suggestion seeks to improve our attitudes and our front yards by cutting down on pesticide use, replacing power mowers with the hand-held kind, adopting types of grasses best suited to one's h...

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