August 4, 2009

Nature, Landscape, and Building for Sustainability

This collection of essays explores the often complex relationships between nature, landscape and sustaining design. The key component that many of the authors focus on is the human element. These essays recognize a human rift with nature, attempts to understand this conflict, and to identify and move toward a resolution. Essays are organized around two main themes. In the first section, authors evaluate the way that humans view and think about nature. In the second section, chapters discuss how nature is used and abused in the design and building processes, and propose greener and more sustainable ways of integrating the human-built world with the natural one.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Nature, Landscape, and Building for Sustainability
ed. by William S. Saunders
SB 472.45 .N38 2008