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The Resource Concrete jungle : New York City and our last best hope for a sustainable future, Niles Eldredge and Sidney Horenstein

Concrete jungle : New York City and our last best hope for a sustainable future, Niles Eldredge and Sidney Horenstein

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Concrete jungle : New York City and our last best hope for a sustainable future
Title
Concrete jungle
Title remainder
New York City and our last best hope for a sustainable future
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Niles Eldredge and Sidney Horenstein
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Language
eng
Summary
"Cities need healthy chunks of the world's ecosystems to persist if they are to survive; yet cities, like parasites, grow and prosper by local destruction of these very ecosystems. In this absorbing and wide-ranging book, the authors use New York City as a microcosm to explore both the positive and negative sides of the relationship between cities, the environment, and the future of global biodiversity. They illuminate the mass of contradictions that cities present by offering the best and the worst of human existence. Eldredge and Horenstein demonstrate that, though cities have voracious appetites for resources such as food and water, they also represent the last hope for conserving healthy remnants of the world's ecosystems and species. With their concentration of human beings, they bring together centers of learning, research, government, finance, and media--institutions that increasingly play active roles in solving environmental problems. Some of the topics covered in Concrete Jungle: --The geological history of the New York region, including remnant glacial features visible today --The early days of urbanization on Manhattan Island, focusing on the history of Central Park, Collect Pond, and Manhattan Square --The history of early railway lines and the development of New York's iconic subway system --The problem of producing enough safe drinking water for an ever-expanding population --Prominent civic institutions, including universities, museums, and zoos"--Provided by publisher
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Eldredge, Niles
Dewey number
307.7609747
Index
index present
LC call number
HT243.U62
LC item number
N736 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Horenstein, Sidney S.
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  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Urban geography
  • Environmental degradation
  • Biodiversity
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Environmental degradation
  • Historical geography
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Urban geography
  • New York (State)
  • Communities
  • Sociology & Social History
  • Social Sciences
  • SCIENCE
  • Earth Sciences / Geography
  • Sociology & Social History
  • Social Sciences
  • Communities - Urban Groups
  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental degradation
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Urban geography
  • Urban geography -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Biodiversity -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Environmental degradation -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Urban ecology (Sociology) -- New York (State) -- New York
Label
Concrete jungle : New York City and our last best hope for a sustainable future, Niles Eldredge and Sidney Horenstein
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Regarding broadway : the urban saga and the New York microcosm -- Forest primeval -- Building stones -- Landscape transformed -- Around the American Museum of Natural History -- East River shoreline -- Growth of the concrete jungle -- Hundred and Fifty-fifth Street -- Queensboro Bridge and East River -- Fouling, and cleaning, the nest -- The high bridge -- Invasion and survival -- John Torrey -- Fort Tryon Park -- The Battery -- The Sea Wall -- Resilience, restoration, and redemption -- Canyonlands and the future -- Cities, globalization, and the future of biodiversity
Control code
888191476
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520958302
Lccn
2014014646
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
ebr10907736
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  • 635981
  • 22573/ctt1330b0g
  • 820849cd-4c3d-4074-b9a1-67bbbf9ab214
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)888191476
Label
Concrete jungle : New York City and our last best hope for a sustainable future, Niles Eldredge and Sidney Horenstein
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Regarding broadway : the urban saga and the New York microcosm -- Forest primeval -- Building stones -- Landscape transformed -- Around the American Museum of Natural History -- East River shoreline -- Growth of the concrete jungle -- Hundred and Fifty-fifth Street -- Queensboro Bridge and East River -- Fouling, and cleaning, the nest -- The high bridge -- Invasion and survival -- John Torrey -- Fort Tryon Park -- The Battery -- The Sea Wall -- Resilience, restoration, and redemption -- Canyonlands and the future -- Cities, globalization, and the future of biodiversity
Control code
888191476
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520958302
Lccn
2014014646
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
ebr10907736
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 635981
  • 22573/ctt1330b0g
  • 820849cd-4c3d-4074-b9a1-67bbbf9ab214
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)888191476

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