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