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Parks for the People

The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted

Foreword Review — Spring 2012

Dedicated to all children seeking a sense of place, Dunlap reveals the passion of America’s leading landscape architect, the man largely responsible for how our major cities look and function today. From Boston’s Emerald Necklace of green spaces to Central Park in Manhattan, Olmsted’s visions were realized thanks to the numerous people assisting him. Readers learn the importance of parks to our health and emotional well-being, as well how engineers and historians may be employed. Ages nine to thirteen.