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Design with the desert : conservation and sustainable development

Author: Richard Malloy
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2013.
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The modern southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems. Typical development activities often resulted in scraping these desert lands of an ancient living landscape, to be replaced with one that is human-made and dependent on a large consumption of energy and natural resources. Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Design with the desert.
Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012023189
(OCoLC)724641145
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Malloy
ISBN: 9781439881385 1439881383
OCLC Number: 831118567
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 586 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Front Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Editors; Contributors; Chapter 1 --
Deserts of the World; Chapter 2 --
Geology and Soils in Deserts of the Southwestern United States; Chapter 3 --
Scales of Climate in Designing with the Desert; Chapter 4 --
Water Resources in the Desert Southwest; Chapter 5 --
Geologic, Hydrologic, and Urban Hazards for Design in Desert Environments; Chapter 6 --
Deep History and Biogeography of La Frontera; Chapter 7 --
Vegetation Zones of the Southwest; Chapter 8 --
Plant Ecology of the Sonoran Desert Region. Chapter 9 --
Wildlife and Anthropogenic Changes in the Arid SouthwestChapter 10 --
Healing the Wounds: An Example from the Sky Islands; Chapter 11 --
Built to Burn; Chapter 12 --
Restoring Ecosystem Health in Frequent-Fire Forests of the American West; Chapter 13 --
Ecological Planning Method; Chapter 14 --
Phoenix as Everycity: A Closer Look at Sprawl in the Desert; Chapter 15 --
Water Planning for Growing Southwestern Communities; Chapter 16 --
Removable and Place-Based Economies: Alternative Futures for America's Deserts. Chapter 17 --
Environmental Injustice in the Urban Southwest: A Case Study of Phoenix, ArizonaChapter 18 --
Dwelling in Expanded Biotic Communities: Steps Toward Reconstructive Postmodern Communities; Chapter 19 --
Dialogue on Development; Chapter 20 --
Ecological Design; Chapter 21 --
Rainwater Harvesting and Stormwater Reuse for Arid Environments; Chapter 22 --
Designing Habitats in Urban Environments; Chapter 23 --
Native Plant Salvaging and Reuse in Southwestern Deserts; Chapter 24 --
Sustainable Urban Living: Green Solar Energy for Food and Biofuels Production; Chapter 25 --
Desert Urbanism. Chapter 26 --
Settlement, Growth, and Water Security for Southwest CitiesChapter 27 --
Creating Tomorrow; Chapter 28 --
Desert Vernacular: Green Building and Ecological Design in Scottsdale, Arizona; Chapter 29 --
Sustainable Energy Alternatives for the Southwest; Chapter 30 --
Search for a Lean Alternative; Chapter 31 --
Creating Sustainable Futures for Southwestern Cities: The ProtoCityTM Approach in the Ciudad Juarez, Mexico/El Paso, Texas Metroplex; Back Cover.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Malloy [and others].

Abstract:

The modern southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems. Typical development activities often resulted in scraping these desert lands of an ancient living landscape, to be replaced with one that is human-made and dependent on a large consumption of energy and natural resources. Design with the Desert: Conservation and Sustainable Development explores the natural and built environment of the American Southwest and introduces development tools for shaping the future of the region in a more sustainable way. Exp.

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