Towns, Ecology, and the Land (Paperback)
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Towns, Ecology, and the Land (Paperback)

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Paperback 598 Pages / Published: 07/02/2019
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Towns and villages are sometimes viewed as minor, even quaint, spots, whereas this book boldly reconceptualizes these places as important dynamic environmental 'hotspots'. Multitudes of towns and villages with nearly half the world's population characterize perhaps half the global land surface. The book's pages feature ecological patterns, processes, and change, as well as human dimensions, both within towns and in strong connections and effects on surrounding agricultural land, forest land, and arid land. Towns, small to large, and villages are examined with spatial and cultural lenses. Ecological dimensions - water, soil and air systems, together with habitats, plants, wildlife and biodiversity - are highlighted. A concluding section presents concepts for making better towns and better land. From a pioneer in both landscape ecology and urban ecology, this highly international town ecology book opens an important frontier for researchers, students, professors, and professionals including environmental, town, and conservation planners.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316648605
Number of pages: 598
Weight: 1290 g
Dimensions: 247 x 175 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This book provides valuable insights, through many and varied examples, to show the way.' A. M. Mannion, The Biologist
'... readily accessible for geographers, conservationists, and land planners.' Ezequiel Gonzalez, Conservation Biology
'The volume is attentive to ecological dimensions, microhabitats, and scales for flora ... Researchers and environmental planners investigating town-based ecological dynamics will find the extensive conceptual review valuable for designing projects and writing grant proposals.' Susan Power Bratton, The Quarterly Review of Biology

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