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Granite Garden : Urban Nature And Human Design

Granite Garden : Urban Nature And Human Design - 84 edition

ISBN13: 978-0465027064

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ISBN13: 978-0465027064
ISBN10: 0465027067
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 84
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.
Published: 1984
International: No

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Granite Garden : Urban Nature And Human Design - 84 edition

ISBN13: 978-0465027064

Anne Whiston Spirn

ISBN13: 978-0465027064
ISBN10: 0465027067
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 84
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.

Published: 1984
International: No

Author Bio

Spirn, Anne W. : University of Pennsylvania

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

Table of Contents

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

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