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Explores the birth and development of ecological design. In the late 60's, a research and education organization was founded, to explore the ways a more sustainable world could be created. This book covers the story of that journey. It looks to what must
Illuminates the conservationist's quest for answers to a fundamental question: how can people live prosperously on the land and keep it healthy, too?
Stormwater management as art? Absolutely. Rain is a resource that should be valued and celebrated, not merely treated as an urban design problem, and yet, traditional stormwater treatment methods often range from ugly to forgettable. This book shows that
Planning experts give global examples of cities that look beyond transportation to create better places.
An optimistic book about the history and future of cycling in Europe and the US.
Engaging stories of cycling successes in the Netherlands show how lessons for better biking cities can be (and already are)adapted elsewhere.
Offers a challenge to students and professionals in urban planning, design, and policy to change the rules of city-building, using regulations to reinvigorate, rather than stifle, our communities. This title demonstrates that rules like zoning and subdivi
Explores and explains the multiple levels of everyday communication that come together to form our perceptions of the natural world. This work considers the various levels of communication, from the individual level, to environmental messages transmitted
Argues that humans and ecological systems are inextricably bound together in complex ways. This book provides a foundation in traditional neoclassical economic thought, and places that foundation within an interdisciplinary framework which embraces the li
Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Multiscale Assessments Findings of the Sub-Global Assessments Working Group
One of the major innovations of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is that it incorporates a series of local assessments in a global portrait of the planet's health. This book provides students and policymakers with a baseline and framework for ongoing a
Offers an overview of worldwide ecotourism, showing how both the concept and the reality have evolved. This book examines the growth of ecotourism within the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, and South Africa's tourism strategy, th
A timely revision to the most comprehensive textbook on sustainable energy.
This primer on energy, society and the environment offers an accessible introduction to the "energy problem" - its definition, analysis and policy implications. The issue of sustainability is addressed by examining its three broad dimensions: physical, hu
Reviews functional traits and responses of plants and animals to fire at the landscape scale. This title elaborates on the particulars of fire under the historical range of variability in the Rockies. It considers the role of Euro-Americans in creating th
Ecological resilience provides a theoretical foundation for understanding how complex systems adapt to and recover from localized disturbances like hurricanes, fires, pest outbreaks, and floods, as well as large-scale perturbations such as climate change.
A comprehensive overview of the latest theories and research in restoration ecology.
With illustrative and detailed examples, this work advances smart land conservation: largescale thinking and integrated action to plan, protect and manage our natural and restored lands. It also provides a detailed how-to for planners, designers, landscap
The author explains what planners and local officials can learn from the sustainable city movement in Europe. The book draws from extensive European experience, examining progress and policies in innovative cities including Vienna, Helsinki, Stockholm, Lo
A long-awaited update to Allan Savory's paradigm-changing work in managing agricultural resources.
Dubbed the Indiana Jones of wildlife science by "The New York Times", Alan Rabinowitz has devoted - and risked - his life to protect nature's great endangered mammals. This title recounts his most ambitious and dangerous adventure yet: the creation of the
Eight engaging biographies to inspire a new generation of conservationists.
This work examines theories (models) of how systems (those of humans, nature, and combined human-natural systems) function, and attempts to understand those theories and how they can help researchers develop effective institutions and policies for environ
Four case studies show successful examples of equitable, positive community change and draw lessons for all cities.
Begins with an overview and introduction to resilience thinking and then takes the reader through the process of describing systems, assessing their resilience, and intervening as appropriate. This book offers a scientifically robust guide through the rea
We think we understand environmental damage: pollution, water scarcity, a warming world. But these problems are just the tip of the iceberg. In this book, experts explore hidden threats to sustainability and how to address them. It addresses eight key iss
Offers new insights and strategies for using nontraditional infrastructure in coastal planning to prepare for climate change.
Provides ideas for designing, building, and maintaining environmentally sensitive landscapes. This book describes and illustrates projects from around the globe. It also contains a chapter which details ways in which landscape architectural practice must
Suitable for general readers, students, and lawyers alike, this title tells the stories of a lone fisherman intent on protecting the Hudson River, a Philippine lawyer boarding illegal logging ships from the air, the Cree Indian Nation battling for its hun
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