Understanding Urban Ecosystems: A New Frontier for Science and Education Alan R. Berkowitz

ISBN: 9780387952376

Published: December 6th 2002

Paperback

526 pages


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Understanding Urban Ecosystems: A New Frontier for Science and Education  by  Alan R. Berkowitz

Understanding Urban Ecosystems: A New Frontier for Science and Education by Alan R. Berkowitz
December 6th 2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 526 pages | ISBN: 9780387952376 | 8.50 Mb

Nowhere on Earth is the challenge for ecological understanding greater, and yet more urgent, than in those parts of the globe where human activity is most intense - cities. People need to understand how cities work as ecological systems so they can take control of the vital links between human actions and environmental quality, and work for an ecologically and economically sustainable future.

An ecosystem approach integrates biological, physical and social factors and embraces historical and geographical dimensions, providing our best hope for coping with the complexity of cities. This book is a first of its kind effort to bring together leaders in the biological, physical and social dimensions of urban ecosystem research with leading education researchers, administrators and practitioners, to show how an understanding of urban ecosystems is vital for urban dwellers to grasp the fundamentals of ecological and environmental science, and to understand their own environment.



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