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Human Ecology Following Nature's Lead

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ISBN-10: 1559639954

ISBN-13: 9781559639958

Edition: 3rd 2002

Authors: Frederick R. Steiner, Richard T. T. Forman, Frederick Steiner

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Human ecology is an emerging discipline that studies the interrelationships between humans and their environment, drawing on insights from biology, sociology, anthropology, geography, engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and conservation. A vast, multidisciplinary literature underscores this approach, and in Human Ecology, noted landscape planner Frederick Steiner synthesizes the work of diverse, sometimes divergent, scholars to illustrate how human interactions can be understood as ecological relationships, using hierarchy as an organizing device.Steiner builds on the work of leading thinkers including Christopher Alexander, William Cronon, Clifford Geertz, James…    
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 10/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Richard T. T. Forman is the PAES Professor of Landscape Ecology at Harvard University, where he teaches ecological courses in the Graduate School of Design and in Harvard College. His research and writing include landscape ecology, road ecology, urban ecology, land-use planning and conservation, the netway system, and linking science with spatial pattern to mesh nature and people on the land. His previous title, Urban Regions: Ecology and Planning Beyond the City, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2008.

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: The Subversive Subject
Fundamental Principles of Human Ecology
Habitat
Community
Landscape
The Ecological Region
Nation, State, and Nation-State
The Green Chaos of the Planet
Following Nature's Lead
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index