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The Resource Principles of ecological landscape design, Travis Beck, (electronic book)

Principles of ecological landscape design, Travis Beck, (electronic book)

Label
Principles of ecological landscape design
Title
Principles of ecological landscape design
Statement of responsibility
Travis Beck
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today, there is a growing demand for designed landscapes-from public parks to backyards-to be not only beautiful and functional, but also sustainable. Sustainability means more than just saving energy and resources. It requires integrating the landscapes we design with ecological systems. With Principles of Ecological Landscape Design, Travis Beck gives professionals and students the first book to translate the science of ecology into design practice. This groundbreaking work explains key ecological concepts and their application to the design and management of sustainable landscapes. It covers biogeography and plant selection, assembling plant communities, competition and coexistence, designing ecosystems, materials cycling and soil ecology, plant-animal interactions, biodiversity and stability, disturbance and succession, landscape ecology, and global change. Beck draws on real world cases where professionals have put ecological principles to use in the built landscape. The demand for this information is rising as professional associations like the American Society of Landscape Architects adopt new sustainability guidelines (SITES). But the need goes beyond certifications and rules. For constructed landscapes to perform as we need them to, we must get their underlying ecology right. Principles of Ecological Landscape Design provides the tools to do just that
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beck, Travis
Dewey number
577
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.15.L35
LC item number
B43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecological landscape design
  • Ecosystem health
Label
Principles of ecological landscape design, Travis Beck, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-272) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • An Ever-Shifting Mosaic: Landscape Ecology Applied
  • No Time Like the Present: Creating Landscapes for an Era of Global Change
  • Right Plant, Right Place: Biogeography and Plant Selection
  • Beyond Massing: Working with Plant Populations and Communities
  • The Struggle for Coexistence: On Competition and Assembling Tight Communities
  • Complex Creations: Designing and Managing Ecosystems
  • Maintaining the World as We Know It: Biodiversity for High-Functioning Landscapes
  • The Stuff of Life: Promoting Living Soils and Healthy Waters
  • The Birds and the Bees: Integrating Other Organisms
  • When Lightning Strikes: Counting on Disturbance, Planning for Succession
Control code
SPR822024937
Extent
xiv, 280 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781610911993
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Principles of ecological landscape design, Travis Beck, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-272) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • An Ever-Shifting Mosaic: Landscape Ecology Applied
  • No Time Like the Present: Creating Landscapes for an Era of Global Change
  • Right Plant, Right Place: Biogeography and Plant Selection
  • Beyond Massing: Working with Plant Populations and Communities
  • The Struggle for Coexistence: On Competition and Assembling Tight Communities
  • Complex Creations: Designing and Managing Ecosystems
  • Maintaining the World as We Know It: Biodiversity for High-Functioning Landscapes
  • The Stuff of Life: Promoting Living Soils and Healthy Waters
  • The Birds and the Bees: Integrating Other Organisms
  • When Lightning Strikes: Counting on Disturbance, Planning for Succession
Control code
SPR822024937
Extent
xiv, 280 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781610911993
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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