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Saturday, March 31, 2007
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ted Steinberg -- American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn

The rise of the perfect lawn represents one of the most profound transformations in the history of the American landscape. Ted Steinberg, professor of history and law at Case Western Reserve University, shares insights from his witty book, American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn, which chronicles the impact this obsession has on the environment and public health. Blending muckraking journalism and social history, Steinberg unlocks the mystery of the all-American landscape and chances are, you’ll never look at your yard the same way again! There will be a book signing following the lecture.

The rise of the perfect lawn represents one of the most profound transformations in the history of the American landscape. Ted Steinberg, professor of history and law at Case Western Reserve University, shares insights from his witty book, American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn, which chronicles the impact this obsession has on the environment and public health. Blending muckraking journalism and social history, Steinberg unlocks the mystery of the all-American landscape and chances are, you’ll never look at your yard the same way again! There will be a book signing following the lecture.

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