Ted Steinberg


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Down to Earth: Nature's Rol...

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Gotham Unbound: The Ecologi...

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American Green: The Obsessi...

3.62 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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Acts of God: The Unnatural ...

3.73 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 2000 — 11 editions
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Nature Incorporated: Indust...

4.05 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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Slide Mountain: Or, The Fol...

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“It is wrong to draw a sharp line in one's imagination between the "nature" present on the Rocky Mountain front and that available in the suburbanite's own front yard. The natural world found on even the most perfect and stylized of lawns is no less real than that at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Different, yes, but to draw too sharp a distinction between the sparsely settled world of Alaska and the dense suburbs of Levittown is a prescription for the plundering of natural resources. It is easy to see how the yard, conceived as less natural and thus less important than the spotted owl, is easily ignored. The point is underscored by research showing that, surprisingly, people who evince concern for the environment are more likely to use chemicals on their yards than those who are less ecologically aware. ”
Ted Steinberg, American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn

“Even in the wake of Rachel Carson's best-selling Silent Spring, Americans in 1963 spent nearly as much money fighting crabgrass with chemical weed controls as they contributed to the American Cancer Society. ”
Ted Steinberg, American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn

“The reluctance of southern planters to grow food stemmed from more than simply greed and economic self-interest. A major concern involved what to do with their slaves, who would have more time on their hands if not out tending cotton. Planting corn exacted much time during the planting and cultivation stages, but came nowhere near matching the long cotton-picking season, which typically lasted four and often five full months. As one Georgia newspaper put it, 'No grain crop in this climate needs cultivation more than four months of the year, the remainder of the working season is unemployed. Can the farmer afford to keep his negroes, horses, and other capital idle and 'eating their heads off' for the balance of the season?”
Ted Steinberg, Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History

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