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Landscape

  • Cultivating Outdoor Classroomsby Eric Nelson

    Redleaf Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Take the classroom outdoorsa place where children can explore, experiment, and initiate their own activities. more...

  • Rural Modernity, Everyday Life and Visual Cultureby Dr Rosemary Shirley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Through the lens of the everyday, this book explores ?the countryside? as an inhabited and practised realm with lived rhythms and routines. It relocates the topography of everyday life from its habitually urban focus, out into the English countryside. The rural is often portrayed as existing outside of modernity, or as its passive victim. Here, the... more...

  • Immigrant Pastoralby Susan Dieterlen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Immigrant Pastoral examines the growth of new Mexican heritage communities in the Midwest through the physical form of their cities and neighborhoods. The landscapes of these New Communities contrast with nearby small cities that are home to longstanding Mexican-American communities, where different landscapes reveal a history of inequality of opportunity.... more...

  • Green Infrastructureby John W. Dover

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 74.95

    With more than half of the world's population now living in urban areas, it is vitally important that towns and cities are healthy places to live. The principal aim of this book is to synthesize the disparate literature on the use of vegetation in the built environment and its multifunctional benefits to humans. The author reviews issues such as:... more...

  • Urban Ecologyby Kimberly Etingoff

    Apple Academic Press 2015; US$ 139.95

    With increasing global urbanization, the environments and ecologies of cities are often perceived to suffer. While pollution and destruction of green space and species may occur, cities also remain part of natural systems. Cities provide natural processes necessary for survival for humans and other living organisms in urban areas. Urban ecology elucidates... more...

  • Applications of Furrow and Micro Irrigation in Arid and Semi-Arid Regionsby Megh R. Goyal

    Apple Academic Press 2015; US$ 149.95

    Applications of Furrow and Micro Irrigation in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions , the fifth volume in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation series, addresses the ever-challenging need for irrigation systems in arid and semi-arid regions of the world, areas that are suffering from severe water shortages. These areas, such as Egypt, Tunisia,... more...

  • Landscapes of Leisureby Sean Gammon; Sam Elkington

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This volume aims to map out the complex relationships leisure has with notions of place and space in contemporary life. Illustrating the transdisciplinarity of this key feature of leisure studies, it explores how leisure places and spaces affect personal, social and collective identities. more...

  • Why is Landscape Beautiful?by Lucius Burckhardt; Markus Ritter; Martin Schmitz

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 56.00

    Lucius Burckhardt (1925?2003) lehrte an der Universität Kassel Architekturtheorie, gründete in den 1980er Jahren die Promenadologie, die Spaziergangswissenschaft, und entwickelte sie zu einer komplexen und weitsichtigen Planungs- und Designdisziplin. Das Buch veröffentlicht erstmals in englischer Sprache 32 Texte des Design- und Planungskritikers,... more...

  • Phytoby Niall Kirkwood; Kate Kennen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.95

    Currently, phytotechnology planting techniques are employed post site contamination to help clean up already contaminated soil by taking advantage of the positive effects that plants can have upon harmful toxins and chemicals. This book presents a new concept to create planting designs with preventative phytotechnology abilities pre-contamination,... more...

  • Landscape and Sustainable Developmentby Daniel Terrasson; Yves Luginbühl; Professor Peter Howard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Previously published in French by Éditions Quae, this volume presents findings of a major research programme into landscape and sustainable development. While led by French scholars, the research team and geographical scope of the project was international, collaborative and comparative. Using case studies from across Europe, the interdisciplinary... more...