Sustainable Landscape Construction

Brand: Island Press
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ISBN-13: 9781597261432
ISBN-10: 1597261432
Author: J William Thompson; Kim Sorvig
Pages: 416

Sustainable Landscape Construction: A Guide to Green Building Outdoors 2nd Edition takes a new approach to the question of how to construct outdoor environments based on principles of sustainability. It has been thoroughly updated to include the most important developments in this landscape revolution, along with the latest scientific research in the field. It has been expanded to provide even more ideas for designing, building, and maintaining environmentally sensitive landscapes. It is essential reading for everyone with an interest in “green” landscape design. The book is organized around principles that reflect the authors’ desire to put environmental ethics into practice. Each chapter focuses on one over-arching idea. These principles of sustainability are clearly articulated and are developed through specific examples. More than 100 projects from around the globe are described and illustrated. A new chapter details ways in which landscape architectural practice must respond to the dangers posed by fire, floods, drought, extreme storms and climate change. This book is a crucial complement to basic landscape construction texts, and is a one-of-a-kind reference for professionals, students and concerned citizens.