Cultivating a New Nation

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Science  25 Apr 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5875, pp. 449
DOI: 10.1126/science.1156769

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Fruits and Plains. The Horticultural Transformation of America. By Philip J. Pauly. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2008. 350 pp. $39.95, £25.95, €30. ISBN 9780674026636.

Examining the long history of the engineering of plants in the United States, the author discusses how horticulturalists shaped the landscapes and influenced the activities and experiences of the inhabitants.