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Human Ecology: How Nature and Culture Shape Our World (Paperback)
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Human Ecology: How Nature and Culture Shape Our World (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 07/07/2016
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Humans have always been influenced by natural landscapes, and always will be, even as we create ever-larger cities and our developments fundamentally change the nature of the earth around us. In Human Ecology, noted city planner and landscape architect Frederick Steiner encourages us to consider how human cultures have been shaped by natural forces, and how we might use this understanding to contribute to a future where both nature and people thrive. Human ecology is the study of the interrelationships between humans and their environment, drawing on diverse fields from biology and geography to sociology, engineering, and architecture. Steiner admirably synthesizes these perspectives through the lens of landscape architecture, a discipline that requires its practitioners to consciously connect humans and their environments. After laying out eight principles for understanding human ecology, the book's chapters build from the smallest scale of connection, our homes, and expand to community scales, regions, nations, and, ultimately, examine global relationships between people and nature. In this age of climate change, a new approach to planning and design is required to envision a liveable future. Human Ecology provides architects, landscape architects, urban designers, and planners, and students in those fields, with timeless principles for new, creative thinking about how their work can shape a vibrant, resilient future for ourselves and our planet.

Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610917384
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 18 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Steiner's book joins May Watts' Reading the Landscape and Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac as a guide to carefully seeing and critically evaluating the landscape around us."
--CELA Forum
"By establishing a common framework for communication across disciplines, Steiner provides a common way of seeing--whether from the space shuttle window or a 25X-power microscope--down the tangled path of natural systems and human knowledge toward a sustainable future."
--Journal of the American Planning Association
"Human Ecology presents the reader with a rich overview of human's struggle to understand, interpret, and organize our world. This book is tailored for those who enjoy an intellectual immersion into the theoretical and practical challenges of addressing the environmental crisis...and should be of interest to academics, professionals, and the general public."
--Landscape and Urban Planning
"[Steiner's] approach in examining the relevancy of human ecology to planning and design is not to tell us what to do, or how to do it; instead he takes us on a journey of discovery that leaves us to continue making our own discoveries. The narrative style, comprehensive review of relevant literature, and generous endnotes make this not only a joy to read, but also a trove of scholarly references enticing the reader to explore further."
--Journal of Planning Education and Research
"In an era when we rarely take the time to plan the consequence of our actions, Human Ecology renews the call for learning the big lesson from natural systems...Steiner's work adds another sorely needed and complete examination of the underpinnings of a sustainable design process."
--CITE

"A genial introduction to ecology, urban spaces, and their surroundings."

--Choice
"Human Ecology is a fascinating, scholarly examination of the 'human ecology', or the interplay between humans and environment. ... A 'must-read' for environmental scientists, landscape planners, municipal leaders, and concerned citizens"--Midwest Book Review

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