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The Green Grass Grows All Around

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Material Information

Title: The Green Grass Grows All Around A Comprehensive Study of the American Lawn
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Rohal, Christine
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Lawns
Environmental History
Landscaping
American Vernacular
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The lawn is America�s most familiar and common landscape, encompassing enough land to completely cover a state as large as Florida. This thesis approaches this dominant landscape from a number of different perspectives. It begins by examining the environmental consequences of our nation�s lawn devotion, looking specifically at its most prominent inputs including pesticides, fertilizers, irrigation and equipment. It then surveys the lawn�s history, addressing how the lawn came to dominate the American landscape. It explores the evolution of the lawn in American pop culture by analyzing the lawn�s place in the media, specifically looking at its role in "The Great Gatsby," "Leave it to Beaver," "I Love Lucy," "King of the Hill," and "Over the Hedge." Later it approaches the aesthetic standards held to the lawn-dominated landscape, specifically investigating the landscaping regulations imposed on the deed-restricted community of Celebration, Florida. Finally, it addresses the lawn�s most viable alternatives and the opportunities to change our nation�s unsustainable landscape preferences.
Statement of Responsibility: by Christine Rohal
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Johnson, Robert

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 R7
System ID: NCFE004007:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE004007/00001

Material Information

Title: The Green Grass Grows All Around A Comprehensive Study of the American Lawn
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Rohal, Christine
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Lawns
Environmental History
Landscaping
American Vernacular
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The lawn is America�s most familiar and common landscape, encompassing enough land to completely cover a state as large as Florida. This thesis approaches this dominant landscape from a number of different perspectives. It begins by examining the environmental consequences of our nation�s lawn devotion, looking specifically at its most prominent inputs including pesticides, fertilizers, irrigation and equipment. It then surveys the lawn�s history, addressing how the lawn came to dominate the American landscape. It explores the evolution of the lawn in American pop culture by analyzing the lawn�s place in the media, specifically looking at its role in "The Great Gatsby," "Leave it to Beaver," "I Love Lucy," "King of the Hill," and "Over the Hedge." Later it approaches the aesthetic standards held to the lawn-dominated landscape, specifically investigating the landscaping regulations imposed on the deed-restricted community of Celebration, Florida. Finally, it addresses the lawn�s most viable alternatives and the opportunities to change our nation�s unsustainable landscape preferences.
Statement of Responsibility: by Christine Rohal
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Johnson, Robert

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 R7
System ID: NCFE004007:00001

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