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Urban ecology

Urban ecology

Science of cities

Richard T.T. Forman

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge; 1ª edição, 2004

edition: english
480 p
18,9 x 2,7 x 24,6 cm
ISBN 978-0521188241

Urban ecology

about the book

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.

about the author

Richard T.T. Forman
Richard T. T. Forman é professor de Ecologia da Paisagem em Harvard. Sua pesquisa inclui planejamento e conservação do uso da terra; bem como a ciência para integrar natureza e pessoas à terra.

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FORMAN, Richard T.T.. Urban ecology. Science of cities. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2004.


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