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Sustainable landscape construction : a guide to green building outdoors

Author: J William Thompson; Kim Sorvig
Publisher: Washington : Island Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book evaluates the assumption that all built landscapes are environmentally sound, and offers practical, professional alternatives for more sustainable landscape construction, design, and maintenance. Packed with clear concepts and never before compiled resources on "green" landscape work, the book is an inspiring overview of important practices and concerns. Organized around ten key principles of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Thompson, J. William.
Sustainable landscape construction.
Washington : Island Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007026192
(OCoLC)145431837
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J William Thompson; Kim Sorvig
ISBN: 9781435699793 1435699793 9781597267847 1597267848
OCLC Number: 310760907
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 381 pages) : illustrations
Contents: "Sustainability" in context --
Keep healthy sites healthy --
Heal injured sites --
Favor living, flexible materials --
Respect the waters of life --
Pave less --
Consider origin and fate of materials --
Know the costs of energy over time --
Celebrate light, respect darkness --
Quietly defend silence --
Maintain to sustain --
Conclusions and beginnings.
Responsibility: William Thompson and Kim Sorvig ; with drawings by Craig D. Farnsworth.

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Provides ideas for designing, building, and maintaining environmentally sensitive landscapes. This book describes and illustrates projects from around the globe. It also contains a chapter which  Read more...

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