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Granite Garden : Urban Nature And Human Design

Granite Garden : Urban Nature And Human Design - 84 edition

Granite Garden : Urban Nature And Human Design - 84 edition

ISBN13: 9780465027064

ISBN10: 0465027067

Granite Garden : Urban Nature And Human Design by Anne Whiston Spirn - ISBN 9780465027064
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 84
Copyright: 1984
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.
Published: 1984
International: No
Granite Garden : Urban Nature And Human Design by Anne Whiston Spirn - ISBN 9780465027064

ISBN13: 9780465027064

ISBN10: 0465027067

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 84

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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

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