When Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded in 1831, it revolutionized the way Americans mourned the dead by offering a peaceful space for contemplation. Located not far from Harvard University, the cemetery was also a place that reflected and instilled an imperative to preserve and protect nature in a rapidly industrializing culture-lessons that would influence the creation of Central Park, the cemetery at Gettysburg, and the National Parks system. Delightful pencil sketches by Matthew A. Longo throughout. Paperback. 254 pgs.