Principles of ecological landscape design.

Principles of ecological landscape design. Travis Beck.
Principles of ecological landscape design.

Washington DC: Island Press, 2013. Octavo, paperback, black and white photographs.

Today, there is a growing demand for designed landscapes - from public parks to back gardens - to be not only beautiful and functional, but also sustainable. Travis Beck gives professionals and students the first book to translate the science of ecology into design practice. This groundbreaking work explains key ecological concepts and their application to the design and management of sustainable landscapes. It covers topics from biogeography and plant selection to global change. Beck draws on real world cases where professionals have put ecological principles to use in the built landscape. For constructed landscapes to perform as we need them to, we must get their underlying ecology right.

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