Mark J. McDonnell, Amy K. Hahs, "Ecology of Cities and Towns: A Comparative Approach"
Cambridge University Press | ISBN: 0521861128 | 2009-07-20 | PDF | 736 pages | 8 Mb
The unprecedented growth of cities and towns around the world, coupled
with the unknown effects of global change, has created an urgent need
to increase ecological understanding of human settlements, in order to
develop inhabitable, sustainable cities and towns in the future.
Although there is a wealth of knowledge regarding the understanding of
human organisation and behaviour, there is comparably little
information available regarding the ecology of cities and towns. This
book brings together leading scientists, landscape designers and
planners from developed and developing countries around the world, to
explore how urban ecological research has been undertaken to date, what
has been learnt, where there are gaps in knowledge, and what the future
challenges and opportunities are.Download FREE: