256 pages , Routledge , 2012-05-04 Praise for the first edition: 'This book should be of interest to anyone interested in sustainable development, and especially sustainability indicators. Bell and Morse easily succeed in exposing the fundamental paradoxes of these concepts and, more importantly, they offer us a way forward. Readers ... will find their practical recommen...[Read More]
2014-10-30T07:00:00Z Urban Ecology: An Introduction seeks to open the reader's mind and eyes to the way in which nature permeates everyday urban living, and how it has to be understood, cared for, and managed in order to make our towns and cities healthier places to visit and in which to live and work. The authors examine how nature can improve our physical and mental health, the air we...[Read More]
2016-04-21T07:00:00Z 'If there is one thing we can learn from John Ruskin, it is that each age must find its own way to beauty' writes Lars Spuybroek in The Sympathy of Things, his ground-breaking work which proposes a radical new aesthetics for the digital era.
Spuybroek argues that we must 'undo' the twentieth century and learn to understand the aesthetic insights o...[Read More]
2019-03-25T07:00:00Z ?Ich liebe den Geruch von Ameisens?ure.? (Christina Gr?tz)
Sie bringen mehr Biomasse auf die Waage als alle S?ugetiere der Welt zusammen, und doch stehen sie auf der Roten Liste. Ameisen sind in Deutschland hochgradig gef?hrdet. Damit sie ?berleben, gibt es besondere Menschen: Ameisenumsiedler. Immer, wenn Bauprojekte eine Kolonie gef?hrden, treten sie in...[Read More]
2012-06-11T07:00:00Z Does going green change the face of design or only its content? The first book to outline principles for the aesthetics of sustainable design, The Shape of Green argues that beauty is inherent to sustainability, for how things look and feel is as important as how they're made.
In addition to examining what makes something attractive or emotionally ...[Read More]
224 pages , Island Press , 2012-07-16 In the late sixties, as the world was waking to a need for Earth Day, a pioneering group founded a small non-profit research and education organization they called the New Alchemy Institute. Their aim was to explore the ways a safer and more sustainable world could be created. In the ensuing years, along with scientists, agriculturis...[Read More]
320 pages , Chelsea Green Publishing , 2015-07-22 Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities.The Permaculture City provides practical guidance and plenty of examples for creating abundant food,...[Read More]
512 pages , McGraw Hill Professional , 2009-09-07 Design High-Performance Alternative Energy Systems for Buildings A comprehensive reference for architects and engineers, this GreenSource book provides practical design and installation guidelines for some of the most commercially viable alternative energy technologies. Construction materials, system deployment, typical i...[Read More]
254 pages , Woodhead Publishing , 2003-01-01 This book sets the context for local environmental sustainability and considers how local government can promote sustainable development by building partnerships with different groups and organizations in the local community. Using case studies, chapters focus on different types of regional and local initiatives, the partnersh...[Read More]
379 pages , Routledge , 2016-06-10 First published in 1999, this book presents a fresh and diverse set of perspectives representing key directions of research and practice in the field of environmental design research. Leading researchers in various areas of person-environment research, such as privacy, childrenâ€™s environment, post-occupancy evaluation, environmen...[Read More]
432 pages , John Wiley & Sons , 2015-10-28 The ultimate interior designer's guide to building systems and safety Building Systems for Interior Designers, Third Edition is the single-source technical reference that every designer needs, and an ideal solution for NCIDQ exam preparation. Now in its third edition, this invaluable guide has been updated to better address the ...[Read More]