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Placing nature : culture and landscape ecology

Author: Joan Iverson Nassauer
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1997.
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"Landscape ecology is a widely influential approach to looking at ecological function at the scale of landscapes, and accepting that human beings powerfully affect landscape pattern and function. It goes beyond investigation of pristine environments to consider ecological questions that are raised by patterns of farming, forestry, towns, and cities." "Placing Nature is a groundbreaking volume in the field of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Placing nature.
Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1997
(DLC) 97014842
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Iverson Nassauer
ISBN: 1417539968 9781417539963 9781610910996 1610910990
OCLC Number: 70764263
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 179 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Part one. Urgent realities. Human impacts on ecosystems and landscapes / Eville Gorham ; Farming and the landscape / Jane Smiley ; Inherit the grid / Curt Meine --
Part two. The culture of nature. Cultural sustainability: aligning aesthetics and ecology / Joan Iverson Nassauer ; The beauty that requires health / Marcia Muelder Eaton --
Part three. Landscape ecology in place. Urban conservation: social, green, and affordable / Judith A. Martin and Sam Bass Warner Jr. ; Politics at the scale of nature / Deborah Karasov ; Creating pseudo-rural landscapes in the mountain West / William H. Romme.
Responsibility: edited by Joan Iverson Nassauer.
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"Landscape ecology is a widely influential approach to looking at ecological function at the scale of landscapes, and accepting that human beings powerfully affect landscape pattern and function. It goes beyond investigation of pristine environments to consider ecological questions that are raised by patterns of farming, forestry, towns, and cities." "Placing Nature is a groundbreaking volume in the field of landscape ecology, the result of collaborative work among experts in ecology, philosophy, art, literature, geography, landscape architecture, and history. In this book, they consider the goals and strategies needed to bring human-dominated landscapes into intentional relationships with nature, articulating widely varied approaches to the task." "Every possible future landscape is the embodiment of some human choice. Placing Nature provides important insight for those who make such choices - ecologists, ecosystem managers, watershed managers, conservation biologists, land developers, designers, planners - and for all who wish to promote the ecological health of their communities."--Jacket.

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