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Urban Ecology - Science of Cities (Paperback, New): Richard T.T. Forman

Urban Ecology - Science of Cities (Paperback, New)

Richard T.T. Forman

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How does nature work in our human-created city, suburb, and exurb/peri-urb? Indeed how is ecology - including its urban water, soil, air, plant, and animal foundations - spatially entwined with this great human enterprise? And how can we improve urban areas for both nature and people? Urban Ecology: Science of Cities explores the entire urban area: from streets, lawns, and parks to riversides, sewer systems, and industrial sites. 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 from the distinctive features of cities. Spatial patterns and flows, linking organisms, built structures, and the physical environment highlight a treasure chest of useful principles. This pioneering interdisciplinary book opens up frontiers of insight, as a valuable source and text for undergraduates, graduates, researchers, professionals, and others with a thirst for solutions to growing urban problems.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2014
First published: February 2014
Authors: Richard T.T. Forman
Dimensions: 244 x 188 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 476
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-18824-1
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences
Books > Earth & environment > The environment
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Applied ecology
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Ecological science, the Biosphere
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LSN: 0-521-18824-5
Barcode: 9780521188241

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