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Urban ecology an international perspective on the interaction between humans and nature by John M. Marzluff

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Published by Springer in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • City planning,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Urban ecology,
  • Sustainable development

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statement[edited by] John M. Marzluff ... [et al.].
ContributionsSpringerLink (Online service)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHT241 .U733 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 807 p.
Number of Pages807
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27093890M
ISBN 100387734112
ISBN 109780387734125, 9780387734118
LC Control Number2007929538
OCLC/WorldCa166358056

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  Toward an Urban Ecology is an excellent book that highlights an oft forgotten yet critical aspect of urban design, landscape architecture and ecological urbanism which is advocacy. The case study projects written about hear touch on a number of important national and global topics and describe SCAPE innovative and thoughtful approaches to each /5(11). The book presents models, patterns, and examples from hundreds of cities worldwide. Numerous illustrations enrich the presentation. Cities are analyzed, not as ecologically bad or good, but as places with concentrated rather than dispersed people. Urban ecology principles, traditionally adapted from natural-area ecology, now increasingly emerge.