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The Durban forest (Hardcover) Loot Price: R289
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The Durban forest (Hardcover): Mark Matts

The Durban forest (Hardcover)

Mark Matts

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For a sustainable urban future to be possible, a new botanical discipline is needed to deepen our understanding of the relations between people and plants. This discipline will link environmental management concerns with those of human welfare and wellbeing in a specifically urban context to achieve both ecological restorations and social redress. The Durban Botanic Gardens Trust has published The Durban Forest as an early effort to establish a manifesto for this much-needed new discipline, and provides both historical and forward-looking perspectives on the changing relations between natural areas and urban dwellers. These relations urgently await our exploration if we are to face the challenges of the accelerating urbanism and environmental change that are now upon us. The Durban forest will appeal to all those interested in people and the environment, culture and community, our past and our future. Most of all, it will speak to the Durban of tomorrow and suggest a new kind of botany that will help to build a future for all Durbanís residents that is environmentally, socially and economically more just and more secure. The Durban forest is the first in a series of publications planned by the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust. The series is to be entitled umKhuhlu, the African name for Trichilia dregeana, the forest mahogany and an iconic Durban tree. The series will draw on the gardenís reputation as Durbanís oldest, and one of its most treasured public institutions in order to encourage a new model of plant use. This model aspires to a specific urban, humanitarian and restorative focus that will support a just and resilient urbanism.

General

Imprint: Durban Botanic Gardens
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: October 2016
Editors: Mark Matts
Dimensions: 248 x 216 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-620-65660-3
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > Geography > Physical geography > Forests, rainforests
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental economics > Sustainability
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment > Conservation of wildlife & habitats > General
LSN: 0-620-65660-3
Barcode: 9780620656603

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