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Author Lyle, John Tillman.
Title Design for human ecosystems : landscape, land use, and natural resources / John Tillman Lyle ; [foreword by Joan Woodward].
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1999.

Author Lyle, John Tillman.
Subject Land use -- Planning.
Land use -- Planning -- Case studies.
Human ecology.
Conservation of natural resources.
Landscape architecture.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 279 pages) : illustrations
Note Originally published: New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, ©1985.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-269) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
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Contents Ch. 1. Introduction: Where Mind and Nature Meet -- pt. I. Scales of Concern -- Ch. 2. Hierarchy of Scale -- Ch. 3. Region -- Ch. 4. Subcontinents and the Whole Earth -- Ch. 5. Plan Units and Smaller Landscapes -- pt. II. Design Processes and Methods -- Ch. 6. Stages and Themes of Design -- Ch. 7. Stage of Romance: Inception -- Ch. 8. Stage of Precision: Information and Models -- Ch. 9. Stage of Generalization: Possibilities, Predictions, Plan -- pt. III. Modes of Ecological Order -- Ch. 10. Foundations of Ecosystem Design -- Ch. 11. Structure: The Roles of Plants -- Ch. 12. Structure: Design for Animals -- Ch. 13. Function: Controlling Material and Energy Flows -- Ch. 14. Location: Patterns and Landscape Suitability -- Ch. 15. Location: Impact Prediction -- Ch. 16. New Era of Design.
Summary "For more than 30 years, John Tillman Lyle (1934-1998) was one of the leading thinkers in ecological design. Design for Human Ecosystems, originally published in 1985, is his classic text that explores methods of designing landscapes that function in the sustainable ways of natural ecosystems." "The book provides a framework for thinking about and understanding ecological design, along with a wealth of real-world examples that bring to life Lyle's key ideas. Lyle traces the historical growth of design approaches involving natural processes and presents an introduction to the principles, methods, and techniques that can be used to shape landscape, land use, and natural resources in an ecologically sensitive and sustainable manner." "This new edition features a foreword by Joan Woodward, a noted landscape architecture professor and colleague of Lyle, that places the book in the context of current ecological design thinking and discusses Lyle's contributions to the field. It will be a valuable work for landscape architects, planners, students of ecological design, and anyone interested in creating landscapes that meet the needs of an area's inhabitants - human and nonhuman alike."--Jacket.
ISBN 9781610912600 (electronic bk.)
1610912608 (electronic bk.)
155963720X (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
9781559637206 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
OCLC # 607185232
Additional Format Print version: Lyle, John Tillman. Design for human ecosystems. Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1999 (DLC) 99010752 (OCoLC)40654725

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