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Nancy Gift is an assistant professor of environmental studies and acting director of The Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Previously, she wrote a book of garden essays, A Weed by Any Other Name: The Virtues of a Messy Lawn, or Learning to Love the Plants We Don't Plant (Beacon Press, May 2009).
Praise for A Weed by Any Other Name:
NY Times Book Review, Dominique Browning: “I can thank Gift, a highly trained weed scientist, for the day I gave up on my lawn and planted clover."
The Ethicurean, Holly Hickman: "Gift knows her stuff.”
The Midwest Book Review: “...a read that anybody who wants a new philosophy of lawn care will love.”
Very interesting book which sheds new light on many of the 'plants' thriving in our lawn!Published 6 months ago by Marianne Bentley
Seems more geared toward loving All plants. Normally, I love nature a little more than the next person. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
Pretty good, as far as it goes. A few more pictures to include more of the plants under discussion, and a few more plants, would make this a book that EVERY gardener should have. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Dr. John T. Webb
it arrived on time it was a little worn but i got it used so i'm not complainingPublished 14 months ago by Drew
Unfortunately, this book is mainly for the North Western part of the US. My daughter lives in the North Eastern part and didn't find it that helpful.Published 15 months ago by TRalston