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The Granite Garden

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 352 Nombre de pages
A landscape architect and environmental planner explains how many urban problems can be resolved by considering such natural facto... Lire la suite
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A landscape architect and environmental planner explains how many urban problems can be resolved by considering such natural factors as air flow, water dynamics, geology, and plant and animal life

Auteur
Anne Whiston Spirn is professor and chairman, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania.

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"This award-winning book by a Harvard landscape architect proves how important it is to understand the natural settings of cities--their air, water, geology, plant, and animal life--to create better, m"



Contenu

* Prologue: The Granite Garden City and Nature * City and Nature Air * Dirt and Discomfort * Improving Air Quality, Enhancing Comfort, and Conserving Energy Earth * Shifting Ground and Squandered Resources * Finding Firm Ground and Exploiting Resources Water * Floods, Droughts, and Poisoned Water * Controlling and Restoring the Waters Life * Urban Plants: Struggle for Survival * Nurturing the Urban Biome * Pets and Pests * Designing Wildlife Habitats The Urban Ecosystem * The City as an Infernal Machine * Designing the Urban Ecosystem * Epilogue: Visions of the Future

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Granite Garden
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Code EAN: 9780465027064
ISBN: 978-0-465-02706-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Little, Brown and Company
Genre: Economie d`entreprise
nombre de pages: 352
Poids: g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm
Année: 1985
Auflage: Revised.

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