Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 24, 1995 - Gardening - 294 pages
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Published to rave reviews in 1993, Noah's Garden shows us how our landscape style of neat yards and gardens has devastated suburban ecology, wiping out entire communities of plants and animals by stripping bare their habitats and destroying their food supplies. When Stein realized what her intensive efforts at making a traditional garden had done, she set out to "ungarden." Her book interweaves an account of her efforts with an explanation of the ecology of gardens. Noah's Garden has become the bible of the new environmental gardening movement, and the author is one of its most popular spokespersons.
 

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This book occupies similar ground to Suburban Safari and Bringing Nature Home, less anecdotal than the former, less academic than the latter, engagingly and informatively combining personal experience ... Read full review

Noah's garden: restoring the ecology of our own back yards

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Stein, who has a garden in Pound Ridge, New York, wrote about her experience in My Weeds: A Gardener's Botany ( LJ 3/1/89). She sadly realized, however, that in creating her garden animals had been ... Read full review

Contents

Unbecoming a Gardener
11
The Lay of the Land
21
What Mrs Dana Saw
34
Fruits in Their Season
52
The Aphid on the Rose
98
Where the Gone Goose Went
120
In Respect of Grass
136
To Plant a Prairie
154
In Memoriam
173
Smiles of Vanished Woods
191
Revisitations
211
Home Comes the Bluebird 2 36
239
Appendix
257
Index
285
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About the author (1995)

Sara Stein is the author of many books, including My Weeds, The Evolution Book, The Science Book, and, of course, Noah's Garden. She lives in Pound Ridge, New York.

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