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Ecological design

Author: Sim Van der Ryn; Stuart Cowan
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1996.
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"Ecological design, the marriage of nature and technology, can be applied at all levels of scale to create revolutionary forms of buildings, landscapes, cities, and technologies. Some examples include sewage treatment plants that use constructed marshes to purify water; agricultural systems that mimic and merge with their surrounding landscapes; industrial "ecosystems" in which waste from one productive process  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Van der Ryn, Sim.
Ecological design.
Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)603997866
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sim Van der Ryn; Stuart Cowan
ISBN: 1559633883 9781559633888 1559633891 9781559633895
OCLC Number: 33079951
Description: xv, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Part 1. Bringing Design to Life Sustainability and Design An Introduction to Ecological Design Nature's Geometry Part 2. The Ecological Design Process Introduction: The Compost Privy Story First Principle: Solutions Grow from Place Second Principle: Ecological Accounting Informs Design Third Principle: Design with Nature Fourth Principle: Everyone Is a Designer Fifth Principle: Make Nature Visible Resource Guide for Ecological Design Bibliography Index.
Responsibility: Sim Van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan.
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Ecological Design presents a vision of how the living world and the human world can be rejoined by taking ecology as the basis for design--adapting and integrating human design with natural  Read more...

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