Ted Steinberg


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Down to Earth: Nature's Rol...

4.04 avg rating — 326 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Gotham Unbound: The Ecologi...

3.96 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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American Green: The Obsessi...

3.59 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Acts of God: The Unnatural ...

3.72 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 2000 — 11 editions
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Nature Incorporated: Indust...

4.12 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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Slide Mountain: Or, The Fol...

3.27 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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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

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