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Weeds : an environmental history of metropolitan America

Author: Zachary J S Falck
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2010.
Series: History of the urban environment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive history of happenstance plants in American urban environments. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and continuing to the present, Falck examines the proliferation, perception,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zachary J S Falck
ISBN: 9780822944058 0822944057
OCLC Number: 681739184
Description: xiv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Placing weeds in history --
Urban growth and ecological time --
Human weeds in industrializing America --
Creating ragweed frontiers --
Weed capitals of the world --
Conclusion: A brief history of weeds in the twenty-first century.
Series Title: History of the urban environment.
Responsibility: Zachary J.S. Falck.
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Theodore Dreiser once declared that weeds would become indispensable. Now Zachary Falck reveals that weeds are indeed indispensable to the history of metropolitan America. In this richly researched Read more...

 
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