Urban Ecology: Science Of Cities

ISBN-13: 9780521188241

ISBN-10: 0521188245

Author: Richard T. T. Forman

Edition: 1

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Cambridge University Press
Paperback 476 pages
Biology, Environmental Studies
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Acknowledged author Richard T. T. Forman wrote Urban Ecology: Science Of Cities comprising 476 pages back in 2014. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0521188245 and 9780521188241. Since then Urban Ecology: Science Of Cities textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $18.88 or rent at the marketplace.


How does nature work in our human-created city, suburb, and exurb/peri-urb? Indeed how is ecology - including its urban water, soil, air, plant, and animal foundations - spatially entwined with this great human enterprise? And how can we improve urban areas for both nature and people? Urban Ecology: Science of Cities explores the entire urban area: from streets, lawns, and parks to riversides, sewer systems, and industrial sites. The book presents models, patterns, and examples from hundreds of cities worldwide. Numerous illustrations enrich the presentation. Cities are analyzed, not as ecologically bad or good, but as places with concentrated rather than dispersed people. Urban ecology principles, traditionally adapted from natural-area ecology, now increasingly emerge from the distinctive features of cities. Spatial patterns and flows, linking organisms, built structures, and the physical environment highlight a treasure chest of useful principles. This pioneering interdisciplinary book opens up frontiers of insight, as a valuable source and text for undergraduates, graduates, researchers, professionals, and others with a thirst for solutions to growing urban problems.