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The granite garden : urban nature and human design

Author: Anne Whiston Spirn
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This award-winning book by a Harvard landscape architect proves how important it is to understand the natural settings of cities,their air, water, geology, plant, and animal life,to create better,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spirn, Anne Whiston, 1947-
Granite garden.
New York : Basic Books, ©1984
(OCoLC)647502923
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Whiston Spirn
ISBN: 0465026990 9780465026999 9780465027064 0465027067
OCLC Number: 9946503
Awards: Winner of American Society of Landscape Artists Professional Awards: Communication Category 1984
Description: xiv, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: * Prologue: The Granite Garden City and Nature * City and Nature Air * Dirt and Discomfort * Improving Air Quality, Enhancing Comfort, and Conserving Energy Earth * Shifting Ground and Squandered Resources * Finding Firm Ground and Exploiting Resources Water * Floods, Droughts, and Poisoned Water * Controlling and Restoring the Waters Life * Urban Plants: Struggle for Survival * Nurturing the Urban Biome * Pets and Pests * Designing Wildlife Habitats The Urban Ecosystem * The City as an Infernal Machine * Designing the Urban Ecosystem * Epilogue: Visions of the Future
Responsibility: Anne Whiston Spirn.

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