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Ecological Design

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ISBN-10: 1559633891

ISBN-13: 9781559633895

Edition: 2nd 1996

Authors: Sim Van der Ryn, Stuart D. Cowan

List price: $24.00
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Sim Van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan present a vision of how the living world and the human world can be rejoined by taking ecology as the basis for design. Ecological design intelligence -- effective adaptation to and integration with nature's processes -- can be applied at all levels of scale, creating revolutionary forms of buildings, landscapes, cities, and technologies.The authors weave together case studies, personal anecdotes, images, and theory to provide a thorough treatment of the concept of ecological design. In the process, they present and explain a series of design principles that can help build a sustainable world with increased efficiency, fewer toxics, less pollution, and…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 11/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Bringing Design to Life
Sustainability and Design
An Introduction to Ecological Design
Nature's Geometry
The Ecological Design Process
Introduction: The Compost Privy Story
First Principle: Solutions Grow from Place
Second Principle: Ecological Accounting Informs Design
Third Principle: Design with Nature
Fourth Principle: Everyone Is a Designer
Fifth Principle: Make Nature Visible
Resource Guide for Ecological Design