The Dynamic Landscape
Design, Ecology and Management of Naturalistic Urban Planting
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Dynamic Landscape by Nigel Dunnett
Book DescriptionThe last quarter of the twentieth century witnessed a burgeoning interest in ecological or naturally inspired use of vegetation in the designed landscape. More recently a strong aesthetic element has been added to what was formerly a movement aimed at creating nature-like landscapes. The Dynamic Landscape advances a fusion of scientific and ecological planning design philosophy that can address the need for more sustainable designed landscapes. It is a major statement on the design, implementation and management of ecologically inspired landscape vegetation. With contributions from people at the forefront of developments in this field, in both Europe and North America, it provides a valuable synthesis of current thinking.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415438100
(239mm x 224mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nigel Dunnett
Small Green Roofs, Paperback (May 2011)
Environmental friendliness may be the biggest lure of a green roof, but other benefits include noise insulation, more wildlife, an option to have a garden in a seemingly unfeasible situation, and aesthetically pleasing views from other parts of the house and garden.
Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls, Hardback (March 2008)
Describes and illustrates techniques required to design, implement and maintain a green roof or wall to professional standards. This book explains how roofs may be modified to bear the weight of vegetation, and discusses different options for drainage layers and growing media, and lists the plants suitable for different climates and environments.
Residential Landscape Sustainability, Hardback (September 2007)
This valuable resource for developers and designers will help to develop design solutions sympathetic to the environment and improve the sustainability of residential landscapes. The landscapes around housing have a crucial role in creating a more sustainable future with carbon-neutral homes.
Rain Gardens, Hardback (April 2007)» View all books by Nigel Dunnett
Rain gardens encompass all possible elements that can be used to capture, channel, divert and make the most of the rain and snow that fall on a property. This work on sustainable water management schemes includes solutions for small and large-scale implementations and utilizing research with state-of-the-art case studies from all over the world.
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Author Biography - Nigel Dunnett
Nigel Dunnett and James Hitchmough have a wide experience of theory and practice in contemporary planting design in Europe, Norht America and Australia, and are leading academic researchers in the field of new sustainable landscape plantings. Both are based at the University of Sheffield.
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