American Green (Paperback)

The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn

By Ted Steinberg

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393329308, 295pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007

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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.