The Granite Garden

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, more habitable urban environments.

Author: Anne W. Spirn

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465027067

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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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, more habitable urban environments.
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Granite Garden

A landscape architect and environmental planner explains how many urban problems can be resolved by considering such natural factors as air flow, water dynamics, geology, and plant and animal life

Author: Anne Whiston Spirn

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039581231

Category: City planning

Page: 334

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A landscape architect and environmental planner explains how many urban problems can be resolved by considering such natural factors as air flow, water dynamics, geology, and plant and animal life
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Beautiful Accomodation in New South Wales Australia

Granite Gardens Luxury Cottages Stanthorpe ( Thorndale ) 250 The Retreat at Froog - Moore Park 1 251 Aerial ... Internet : www.granitegardens.com.au Hosts : Christine and Terry Rasmussen Style : Stunning garden cottages Room rates per ...

Author: Jennifer Lamattina

Publisher: The Invermay Press

ISBN: 0958575541

Category: Australian Capital Territory

Page: 280

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The discerning guide to beautiful places to stay in New South Wales and the ACT including B&B?s, small hotels, beach houses, cottages, eco retreats and apartments. First Edition 2004
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Bird Versus Bulldozer

8 Concrete Jungles and Granite Gardens e city is a granite garden, composed o many smaller gardens, set in a garden world. Parts o the granite garden are cultivated intensively, but the greater part is unrecognized and neglected.

Author: Audrey L. Mayer

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ISBN: 9780300247909

Category: Nature

Page: 312

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An examination of the struggle to conserve biodiversity in urban regions, told through the story of the threatened coastal California gnatcatcher The story of the rare coastal California gnatcatcher is a parable for understanding the larger ongoing struggle to conserve biodiversity in regions confronted with intensifying urban development. Because this gnatcatcher depends on vanishing coastal sage scrub in Southern California, it has been regarded as a flagship species for biodiversity protection since the early 1990s. But the uncertainty of the gnatcatcher's taxonomic classification--and whether it can be counted as a "listable unit" under the Endangered Species Act--has provoked contentious debate among activists, scientists, urban developers, and policy makers. Synthesizing insights from ecology, environmental history, public policy analysis, and urban planning as she tracks these debates over the course of the past twenty-five years, Audrey L. Mayer presents an ultimately optimistic take on the importance of much-neglected regional conservation planning strategies to create sustainable urban landscapes that benefit humans and wildlife alike.
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All About Creating Japanese Gardens

In this traditional Japanese garden , raked gravel appears to ripple as water would in a pond . In this modern dry landscape , gravel acts as mulch without details , such as raked " waves . " Use the same decomposed granite gravel in ...

Author: Ortho

Publisher: Meredith Books

ISBN: 0897214897

Category: Gardening

Page: 112

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Getting started -- Designing a Japanese garden -- Elements of Japanese gardens -- Plants for Japanese gardens.
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Sustainable Urban Development Reader

The city is a granite garden, composed of many smaller gardens, set in a garden world. Parts of the granite garden are cultivated intensively, but the greater part is unrecognized and neglected. To the idle eye, trees and parks are the ...

Author: Stephen M. Wheeler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317672166

Category: Architecture

Page: 612

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Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary readings giving a broad introduction to this topic. It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development concept in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, before presenting readings on a number of dimensions of the sustainability concept. Topics covered include land use and urban design, transportation, ecological planning and restoration, energy and materials use, economic development, social and environmental justice, and green architecture and building. All sections have a concise editorial introduction that places the selection in context and suggests further reading. Additional sections cover tools for sustainable development, international sustainable development, visions of sustainable community and case studies from around the world. The book also includes educational exercises for individuals, university classes, or community groups, and an extensive list of recommended readings. The anthology remains unique in presenting a broad array of classic and contemporary readings in this field, each with a concise introduction placing it within the context of this evolving discourse. The Sustainable Urban Development Reader presents an authoritative overview of the field using original sources in a highly readable format for university classes in urban studies, environmental studies, the social sciences, and related fields. It also makes a wide range of sustainable urban planning-related material available to the public in a clear and accessible way, forming an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the future of urban environments.
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Made From This Earth

Gardens, he opined, would have been better served without this attention to color and with more emphasis on form. ... Her The Granite Garden: Urban Nature and Human Design offers a design for healthy city environments with sufficient ...

Author: Vera Norwood

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469617442

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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The broad sweep of environmental and ecological history has until now been written and understood in predominantly male terms. In Made From This Earth, Vera Norwood explores the relationship of women to the natural environment through the work of writers, illustrators, landscape and garden designers, ornithologists, botanists, biologists, and conservationists. Norwood begins by showing that the study and promotion of botany was an activity deemed appropriate for women in the early 1800s. After highlighting the work of nineteenth-century scientific illustrators and garden designers, she focuses on nature's advocates such as Rachel Carson and Dian Fossey who differed strongly with men on both women's "nature" and the value of the natural world. These women challenged the dominant, male-controlled ideologies, often framing their critique with reference to values arising from the female experience. Norwood concludes with an analysis of the utopian solutions posed by ecofeminists, the most recent group of women to contest men over the meaning and value of nature.
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The Garden

In the rock garden it suc- yards in length and about 1 yard wide by the late in the summer , it is well to intermix such coeds well among bits of granite . margin of a pond and shaded by an avenue of groups with plants like Spiræa ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015080118253

Category: Gardening

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New Stone Architecture

Cavadini's sensitive design uses the local granite walls to define a sacred garden, attached to the existing graveyard, in which the chapel is situated. The modest chapel is set low into the ground as the section falls away across the ...

Author: David Dernie

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856693127

Category: Architecture, Modern

Page: 240

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A discussion of stone construction and the nature of stone as a material. Aimed at practising architects and students, this study describes the new technologies that make the new stone forms possible. This is followed by 33 case studies from around the world.
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Journal

Momordica Charantia , gardens . ... A. angustifolia , Patha , and dwarfed Benincasa cerifera , cultivated . on the granite hills . ... L. parviflora , common on the sandApium graveolens , garden . stone , rare on the granite hills .

Author: Linnean Society of London

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ISBN: CHI:73361330

Category: Botany

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