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The Resource Ecological design, Sim Van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan

Ecological design, Sim Van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan

Label
Ecological design
Title
Ecological design
Statement of responsibility
Sim Van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ecological design, the marriage of nature and technology, can be applied at all levels of scale to create revolutionary forms of buildings, landscapes, cities, and technologies. Some examples include sewage treatment plants that use constructed marshes to purify water; agricultural systems that mimic and merge with their surrounding landscapes; industrial "ecosystems" in which waste from one productive process becomes fuel for the next." "The authors weave together case studies, personal anecdotes, dialogues, images, and theory to provide a thorough treatment of the concept of ecological design. In the process, they present and explain a series of design principles that can help build a sustainable world with increased efficiency, fewer toxics, less pollution, and healthier natural systems."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van der Ryn, Sim
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cowan, Stuart
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental policy
  • Human ecology
  • Social ecology
  • Biodiversity
Label
Ecological design, Sim Van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface Acknowledgments Part 1. Bringing Design to Life Sustainability and Design An Introduction to Ecological Design Nature's Geometry Part 2. The Ecological Design Process Introduction: The Compost Privy Story First Principle: Solutions Grow from Place Second Principle: Ecological Accounting Informs Design Third Principle: Design with Nature Fourth Principle: Everyone Is a Designer Fifth Principle: Make Nature Visible Resource Guide for Ecological Design Bibliography Index
Control code
33079951
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 201 pages
Isbn
9781559633895
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
95020700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans
System control number
(WaOLN)1734352
Label
Ecological design, Sim Van der Ryn and Stuart Cowan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface Acknowledgments Part 1. Bringing Design to Life Sustainability and Design An Introduction to Ecological Design Nature's Geometry Part 2. The Ecological Design Process Introduction: The Compost Privy Story First Principle: Solutions Grow from Place Second Principle: Ecological Accounting Informs Design Third Principle: Design with Nature Fourth Principle: Everyone Is a Designer Fifth Principle: Make Nature Visible Resource Guide for Ecological Design Bibliography Index
Control code
33079951
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 201 pages
Isbn
9781559633895
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
95020700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans
System control number
(WaOLN)1734352

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