the green leap a primer for conserving biodiversity in subdivision development

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The Green Leap

Author : Dr. Mark Hostetler
ISBN : 9780520951877
Genre : Nature
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Written for anyone interested in green development—including policy makers, architects, developers, builders, and homeowners—this practical guide focuses on the central question of how to conserve biodiversity in neighborhoods and to minimize development impacts on surrounding habitats. The Green Leap specifically helps move green development beyond the design stage by thoroughly addressing construction and post-construction issues. Incorporating many real-world examples, Mark Hostetler explains key conservation concepts and techniques, with specific advice for a wide variety of stakeholders that are interested in creating and maintaining green developments. He outlines the key players and principles needed to establish biodiverse communities and illustrates eight key design and management strategies. The Green Leap not only offers essential information for constructing new developments but also helps existing communities retrofit homes, yards, and neighborhoods to better serve both people and nature.

The Northwest Garden Manifesto

Author : John J. Albers
ISBN : 9781680511109
Genre : Gardening
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Gardens are extensions of our homes, places in which we get outside to relax, entertain, and get some physical exercise. But our gardens are also extensions of the natural world. Through our gardens, as well as other neighborhood greenspaces, we can help counter some of the woes faced by larger environments: rampant development, loss of plant and animal habitat, spread of invasive species, exploitation of natural resources, air and water pollution, and the impacts of global warming. Yes, even small urban backyard landscapes can combat such man-made strains on our local environment—and it’s easy to do! In his new book, The Northwest Garden Manifesto, scientist and gardener John J. Albers provides a comprehensive guide to encourage and enable homeowners to consider the local ecosystem in their own gardens, and in their larger communities. The ideas and concepts in this book reflect the most up-to-date thinking on urban ecology and how to best make our yards reflect the natural world around us. The key to Albers’s approach is for gardeners to first assess the current state of their property and then focus on the following key principles: 1. Protect, conserve, and create healthy soil 2. Maintain healthy plants and create a sustainable landscape 3. Conserve water and other natural resources 4. Protect water and air quality 5. Protect and enhance wildlife habitat 6. Conserve energy 7. Use sustainable methods and materials Through clear explanation, practical examples, and full-color photos, Albers shows how to evaluate any yard in terms of these principles and then challenges the reader to improve each element, one step at a time. From creating better soil to starting a compost pile, attracting pollinators to adding more native plants, or creating a simple circulating water feature to building a fence from recycled wood—gardeners will ultimately turn their backyards into beautiful, healthy, and happy habitat for all.

Mourning Nature

Author : Ashlee Cunsolo
ISBN : 9780773549357
Genre : Science
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We are facing unprecedented environmental challenges, including global climate change, large-scale industrial development, rapidly increasing species extinction, ocean acidification, and deforestation – challenges that require new vocabularies and new ways to express grief and sorrow over the disappearance, degradation, and loss of nature. Seeking to redress the silence around ecologically based anxiety in academic and public domains, and to extend the concepts of sadness, anger, and loss, Mourning Nature creates a lexicon for the recognition and expression of emotions related to environmental degradation. Exploring the ways in which grief is experienced in numerous contexts, this groundbreaking collection draws on classical, philosophical, artistic, and poetic elements to explain environmental melancholia. Understanding that it is not just how we mourn but what we mourn that defines us, the authors introduce new perspectives on conservation, sustainability, and our relationships with nature. An ecological elegy for a time of climatic and environmental upheaval, Mourning Nature challenges readers to turn devastating events into an opportunity for positive change. Contributors include Glenn Albrecht (Murdoch University, retired); Jessica Marion Barr (Trent University); Sebastian Braun (University of North Dakota); Ashlee Cunsolo (Labrador Institute of Memorial University); Amanda Di Battista (York University); Franklin Ginn (University of Edinburgh); Bernie Krause (soundscape ecologist, author, and independent scholar); Lisa Kretz (University of Evansville); Karen Landman (University of Guelph); Patrick Lane (Poet); Andrew Mark (independent scholar); Nancy Menning (Ithaca College); John Charles Ryan (University of New England); Catriona Sandilands (York University); and Helen Whale (independent scholar).

Counting Species

Author : Rafi Youatt
ISBN : 9781452943831
Genre : Political Science
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Three decades of biodiversity governance has largely failed to stop the ongoing environmental crisis of global species loss. Yet that governance has resulted in undeniably important political outcomes. In Counting Species, Rafi Youatt argues that the understanding of global biodiversity has produced a distinct vision and politics of nature, one that is bound up with ideas about species, norms of efficiency, and apolitical forms of technical management. Since its inception in the 1980s, biodiversity’s political power has also hinged on its affiliation with a series of political concepts. Biodiversity was initially articulated as a moral crime against the intrinsic value of all species. In the 1990s and early 2000s, biodiversity shifted toward an association with service provision in a globalizing world economy before attaching itself more recently to the discourses of security and resilience. Even as species extinctions continue, biodiversity’s role in environmental governance has become increasingly abstract. Yet the power of global biodiversity is eventually always localized and material when it encounters nonhuman life. In these encounters, Youatt finds reasons for optimism, tracing some of the ways that nonhuman life has escaped human social means. Counting Species compellingly offers both a political account of global biodiversity and a unique approach to political agency across the human–nonhuman divide.

Stadtgr N Urban Green

Author : Peter Cachola Schmal
ISBN : 9783034611336
Genre : Architecture
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Die in jüngerer Zeit zu konstatierende Wiederentdeckung der Stadt hat die Sehnsucht der Menschen nach der Natur keineswegs verdrängt. Im Gegenteil: Es gilt, innerstädtische Lösungen zu finden, die diesen neu gewachsenen Bedürfnissen gerecht werden, und zwar Lösungen, die gleichzeitig den Anforderungen von Gestaltung, Ökologie, Soziologie und Ökonomie entsprechen. Die Publikation widmet sich dem Thema der innerstädtischen Freiraumgestaltung. Sie dokumentiert 20 aktuell realisierte Beispiele innerhalb Europas, zum überwiegenden Teil mit Grünpflanzungen, entworfen von international renommierten Landschaftsarchitekten, wie etwa Gustafson Porter, Field Operations, Michel Desvigne, Gross.Max, Latz + Partner und West 8. Die Projekte, realisiert zwischen 2004 und 2010, reichen vom innerstädtischen Privatgarten über Plätze, Straßen und Promenaden bis hin zu Großprojekten wie der Revitalisierung von Flussuferbereichen oder Grün-Masterplanungen für ganze Städte. Das städtische Grün leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag zum ökologischen Stadtumbau. Die dokumentierten Projekte zeigen in beispielhafter Form, wie dies mit modernsten Materialien und Technologien gelingen kann.

Die Stadt In Der Europ Ischen Geschichte

Author : Leonardo Benevolo
ISBN : 340637090X
Genre : Cities and towns
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Die Zukunft Des Lebens

Author : Edward O. Wilson
ISBN : 3442152828
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Generelle Morphologie Der Organismen

Author : Ernst Haeckel
ISBN : UOM:39015033692107
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Was Jeder Umweltsch Tzer Ber Den Kapitalismus Wissen Muss

Author : John Bellamy Foster
ISBN : 3942281376
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Zoo City

Author : Lauren Beukes
ISBN : 9783644516410
Genre : Fiction
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Wer Schuld auf sich lädt ... ... muss mit zwei Dingen leben: einer magischen Begabung. Und einem Tier, das plötzlich da ist und einem nie mehr von der Seite weicht. So wie das Faultier, das Zinzi December auf dem Rücken trägt. Zinzi hat einen Haufen Schulden und ein Talent dafür, verlorene Dinge zu finden. Oder Menschen, wie im Fall des verschwundenen Pop-Starlets Songweza. Die Suche gestaltet sich schwierig, denn in einer Welt, in der Magie und Verbrechen regieren, sind allzu viele Fragen nicht erwünscht. Wenn man anfängt, in Johannesburgs dunkle Ecken zu schauen, kommt schnell die Wahrheit ans Licht. Eine Wahrheit, die einige Leute dringend unter Verschluss halten wollen. Die Wahrheit über die «Getierten» und über das, was im Verborgenen mit ihnen geschieht ... Ausgezeichnet mit dem Arthur C. Clarke Award. «‹Zoo City› ist der außergewöhnliche Roman einer extrem vielversprechenden Schriftstellerin. [...] Er hat so viele fabelhafte Wortspiele, phantasievolle Szenen und einen derart schwarzen Humor, dass ich vollkommen gefesselt war. Lässt ‹District 9› wirken wie ein Ferienlager.» (Cory Doctorow) «Beukes’ furios-phantastischer Noir-Roman explodiert geradezu vor origineller Ideen.» (New York Times Book Review) «Beukes‘ Roman ist eine spannende Achterbahnfahrt, auf der sie gekonnt verschiedene Erzählstile und grandiose Einfälle mixt und nebenbei das Urban-Fantasy-Genre zurück zu seinen innovativen Wurzeln führt.» (Publisher’s Weekly) «Lauren Beukes schreibt scheinbar mühelos, absolut vollkommen.» (William Gibson) «Ein wundervoller Fantasy-Noir-Thriller.» (Ben Aaronovitch)

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