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Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

ISBN-10: 0881929115
ISBN-13: 9780881929119
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Description: The latest techniques for planting roofs and walls to enhance our buildings and benefit the environment. The green roof industry is booming and the technology changing fast as professionals respond to the unique challenges of each new planting. In  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

The latest techniques for planting roofs and walls to enhance our buildings and benefit the environment. The green roof industry is booming and the technology changing fast as professionals respond to the unique challenges of each new planting. In this comprehensively updated, fully revised edition of their authoritative reference, Nigel Dunnett and Noeuml;l Kingsbury reveal the very latest techniques, materials, and plants, and showcase some spectacular new case studies for the non-professional. Green roofs and walls reduce pollution and runoff, help insulate and reduce the maintenance needs of buildings, contribute to biodiversity, and provide habitats for wildlife. In addition to all this, they are attractive to look at and enhance the quality of life of residents. In Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls, Revised and Updated Edition, the authors describe and illustrate the practical techniques required to design, implement, and maintain a green roof or wall to the highest standards. This informative, up-to-the-minute reference will encourage gardeners everywhere to consider the enormous benefits to be gained from planting on their roofs and walls.

Sadiah Qureshi is a lecturer in modern history at the University of Birmingham. Previously, she was a research fellow with the Cambridge Victorian Studies Group at the University of Cambridge. In 2012 she won a Philip Leverhulme Prize for Medieval, Early Modern and Modern History awarded by the Leverhulme Trust.Noel Kingsbury is a best-selling horticulturalist and writer. He is the author of many books, including Designing with Plants, Natural Gardening in Small Spaces, and Gardening with Perennials: Lessons from Chicago's Lurie Garden, as well as the coeditor of Vista: The Culture and Politics of Gardens. He lives and gardens in western England near the world-famous book town of Hay-on-Wye.

Introduction
Why Build Green Roofs?
Constructing Green Roofs
Planting on Green Roofs
Facade Greening
Living Walls, Structures, and Surfaces
Conclusion
Roof-Greening Plant Directory
Facade-Greening Plant Directory
Suppliers
Bibliography
Further Reading
Index

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